Media Release
17 Jan 2019

ABCC reaches major milestone

The Australian Building and Construction Commission has reached a major milestone assessing 5000 enterprise agreements for compliance with the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 since its establishment in December 2016.
Media Release
15 Jan 2019

QLD Work Health & Safety officer allegedly threatened and abused by CFMMEU official during site entry

The ABCC has commenced legal proceedings against the CFMMEU and one of its Queensland officials, Roland Cummins, after he allegedly called a Queensland Work Health and Safety officer a “f****ing dog” during a disagreement at the Cairns Performing Arts Centre.
Media Release
15 Jan 2019

Legal action against CFMMEU and two officials for allegedly threatening and abusive language

The CFMMEU and two of its officials face court action for allegedly acting in an aggressive and threatening manner and calling subcontractor Enco’s general manager a “f…ing, dog, c..t” during a site entry in Brisbane last year.
Media Release
20 Dec 2018

Contractor DMG issued formal warning following Building Code breach

A New South Wales concrete pumping and placement company has been issued a formal warning for its breach of the 2016 Building Code after the Federal Court found the contractor unlawfully threatened to dismiss workers during enterprise agreement negotiations.
Media Release
7 Dec 2018

Highest personal payment order for union official on a "mission to get" subcontractor

The Federal Court has today ordered the CFMMEU and its official Joseph Myles to pay a total of $294,000 after Mr Myles threatened to blockade and organised industrial action at the Springvale Level Crossing site in Melbourne in 2013.
Media Release
6 Dec 2018

High Court dismisses CFMMEU challenge to maximum penalties; orders union to pay ABCC legal costs

The High Court has refused the CFMMEU special leave to appeal against a Full Federal Court decision that imposed maximum penalties of $306,000 on the union for the unlawful conduct of its former Queensland President Dave Hanna.
Media Release
7 Nov 2018

Eight CFMMEU officials allegedly breach right of entry laws at Toowoomba Second Range Crossing project

The ABCC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against the CFMMEU and eight of its officials after they allegedly entered the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing Project unlawfully.
Media Release
18 Oct 2018

CFMMEU fined $313,000 and ordered to take out advertisement for threatening to “smash” contractors

The Federal Court has today ordered the CFMMEU and seven of its officers to pay penalties totalling $313,000 for their unlawful conduct against a number of concreting companies at construction sites in Sydney in 2014 and 2015.
Media Release
11 Oct 2018

ABCC launches legal action against West Australian ceiling company and its director

The ABCC has commenced proceedings against West Australian company Big Li Ceiling Pty Ltd and its director Yiting Li alleging the company failed to produce records and documents of its workers and subcontractors during a wages and entitlements audit.
Media Release
11 Oct 2018

Court imposes $105,000 in penalties for unlawful industrial action at Perth Children’s Hospital

The Federal Court has imposed total penalties of $105,000 against 75 workers after they took part in unlawful industrial action at the New Children’s Hospital project in Perth in 2013.

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