Media Release
29 May 2020

ABCC court action sees building director penalised $54,000 for ‘wage theft’

The Federal Circuit Court has today imposed penalties totalling $54,000 against the former director of Victorian building company, SWAT Building Systems.
Media Release
5 May 2020

ABCC alleges CFMMEU officials ignored safety directives at Westconnex Stage 2 site

The ABCC has filed Federal Circuit Court proceedings against the CFMMEU and two of its officials alleging they ignored a safety request and acted in an improper manner at the Westconnex Stage 2 site in Sydney in 2019.
Media Release
28 Apr 2020

CFMMEU and official penalised over stop work at Glebe apartment project

The Federal Court has today handed down penalties totaling $193,000 against the CFMMEU and one of its organisers Anthony Sloane after Mr Sloane stopped work on a Sydney construction site in February 2018 over a one-hour pay claim.
Media Release
21 Apr 2020

ABCC alleges CFMMEU officials repeatedly disrupt work at Adelaide Airport site

The ABCC has filed Federal Court proceedings against the CFMMEU and nine of its officials over several alleged contraventions that occurred on the redevelopment site of Terminal 1 at Adelaide Airport in 2019.
Media Release
21 Apr 2020

CFMMEU Tas assistant secretary hit with personal payment order for latest breach

The Federal Court today ordered CFMMEU state assistant secretary Richard Hassett personally pay a $10,000 penalty for the latest in a series of right of entry breaches.
Media Release
14 Apr 2020

CFMMEU officials allegedly breach right of entry at Hobart Construction site

The ABCC has commenced Federal Court action alleging the CFMMEU and two of its Tasmanian officials breached right of entry laws during construction of serviced apartments in Hobart in 2019.
Media Release
11 Mar 2020

ABCC takes court action over alleged unlawful picket of Perth building site

The ABCC has filed Federal Court proceedings against West Australian company Tyrone Construction Services Pty Ltd and one of its representatives over alleged unlawful pickets of the Perth-based building site known as ‘Skypark’ on 27 June and 1 August 2019.
Media Release
2 Mar 2020

CFMMEU handed hefty penalty in NSW coercion case

The CFMMEU has been hit with a major financial penalty with the Federal Circuit Court penalising the union and five of its officials $486,500. The union was found to have organised unlawful blockades and work disruptions targeting Sydney concreting company De Martin and Gasparini (DMG) in 2015.
Media Release
2 Mar 2020

Full Bench rejects CFMMEU right of entry permit appeal

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has upheld a decision to refuse to grant an entry permit to Paul McAleer, NSW Branch Secretary and National Vice President of the Maritime Division of the CFMMEU.
Media Release
27 Feb 2020

Maximum penalty handed down against CFMMEU for abusing Victorian WorkSafe inspector

The Federal Court in Victoria has today penalised the CFMMEU and its senior official Alex Tadic a total of $59,500 for abusing a Victorian WorkSafe official.

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