Industry update
14 Dec 2020

Industry Update - December 2020 Edition

The December edition of Industry Update is our 2020 legal retrospective, with case studies of the most common contraventions, including right of entry, coercion, wages and entitlements and much more.
Media Release
10 Dec 2020

ABCC alleges CFMMEU officials disrupted concrete pour and abused Qld workers

The ABCC has commenced Federal Circuit Court proceedings against the CFMMEU and two of its officials alleging they delayed a concrete pour at a Labrador project site in Queensland earlier this year.
Media Release
3 Dec 2020

Recidivist CFMMEU and officials penalised $221,000 for intimidating behaviour on Hobart project

The CFMMEU and two of its Tasmanian officials have been penalised $221,000 after the Federal Court found they had contravened right of entry laws and intimidated staff at a Hobart construction site in 2019. The findings of the Court were that:
Media Release
18 Nov 2020

Federal Court imposes $336,000 in penalties over Perth Airport link unlawful industrial action

The Federal Court in Perth today imposed $180,000 in penalties against the CFMMEU and three of its officials for organising a half-day strike during construction of the Forrestfield to Perth Airport rail link in December 2018.
Industry update
11 Nov 2020

Industry Update - November 2020 Edition

In the November edition of Industry Update, we take a look into the extension of JobKeeper, the Supporting Apprentices and Trainees wage subsidy, the increase in the building and construction minimum wage and much more.
Media Release
9 Nov 2020

CEPU and three officials penalised $34,600 over stoppage of works at Sydney Metro Trains Facility Site

The Federal Court has penalised the CEPU and three of its officials $34,600 for stopping work at the Sydney Metro Trains Facility Site (SMTF Site) in Rouse Hill in 2016.
19 Oct 2020

Increase in minimum wage

Minimum wages in construction industry modern awards will increase by 1.75 per cent from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 November 2020.These awards include:
Media Release
15 Oct 2020

ABCC alleges CFMMEU official engaged in threatening behaviour at Morphettville Park Sports Club construction site

The Australian Building and Construction Commission has commenced Federal Court proceedings against the CFMMEU and one of its officials, Michael Jackson, alleging Mr Jackson acted in an improper manner during construction of the Morphettville Park Sports Club in Adelaide.
Industry update
15 Oct 2020

Industry Update - October 2020 Edition

For the October edition of Industry Update we take an in-depth look into Right of Entry, featuring case studies and a need to know guide. Also featured are our upcoming wages and entitlement activities as well as recent court outcomes.
Media Release
2 Oct 2020

CFMMEU officials penalised $292,200 over Palmerston Police Station intimidation

The Federal Court has penalised the CFMMEU and three of its officials $292,200 for attempting to shut down construction at the Palmerston Police Station site in May 2018.