Media Release
5 Aug 2020

ABCC gains injunction against CFMMEU action threatening completion of new inner city school

The ABCC has obtained a temporary injunction against the CFMMEU preventing it from continuing to organise unlawful industrial action at the Inner City South State Secondary College project site at Dutton Park in Brisbane.
Media Release
29 Jul 2020

CFMMEU penalised for unlawful picket in nation’s capital

The ACT Branch of the CFMMEU and three of its officials have been penalised a total of $159,600 after the Federal Court found they engaged in unlawful picketing at a Canberra building site in May 2018.
Media Release
9 Jul 2020

CFMMEU and delegate penalised over coercion at Maroochydore site - directed to pay back union fees

The Federal Court has today imposed penalties totalling $44,000 against the CFMMEU and its delegate James Fissenden for coercing a worker to join the union.
Media Release
7 Jul 2020

ABCC alleges CFMMEU officials breach right of entry at Brisbane construction site

The ABCC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia against the CFMMEU and six of its officials alleging multiple right of entry contraventions and the disruption of work at the Logan and Gateway motorways extension site in Brisbane.
Media Release
6 Jul 2020

ABCC alleges CFMMEU organisers breached entry requirements at Cross River Rail site

The ABCC has commenced Federal Circuit Court proceedings against the CFMMEU and three of its organisers following alleged right of entry breaches on the Cross River Rail project on 15 April this year.
Media Release
1 Jul 2020

ABCC investigating Hawthorn East incident

The Australian Building and Construction Commission has commenced an investigation into an incident that occurred yesterday (30 June) at Eastside Village on Toorak Road, Hawthorn East.
Media Release
29 Jun 2020

ABCC commences Federal Circuit Court action against CEPU and official

The ABCC has today commenced Federal Circuit Court action alleging the CEPU and its official Daniel Bessell acted in an improper manner and failed to comply with site occupational health and safety requirements during a visit to a Buddina construction site in Queensland in July 2018.
Media Release
26 Jun 2020

ABCC successful in age discrimination case

In a decision delivered by the Federal Court today, a Western Australian labour hire company has been found to have discriminated against a worker because of his age.
Media Release
19 Jun 2020

Wake up call for labour hire employers on wages

An Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) audit of 63 labour hire employers revealed a disappointing 79 per cent didn’t meet all their obligations under Australia’s workplace laws.
Media Release
5 Jun 2020

Court penalises CFMMEU for its “unconscionable war against free association” on building sites

The Federal Court has today penalised the CFMMEU and two of its officials $123,500 as a result of unlawfully coercing workers to join and pay membership fees to the union and coercing subcontractors to pay “union rates” during construction work on Melbourne University’s college site in Parkville in 2016.