Media Release
20 Aug 2021

ABCC adds Walter Molina to the no permit list

The Fair Work Commission has refused to renew CFMMEU organiser, Walter Molina’s federal entry permit. Mr Molina is a former WA division president of the CFMMEU.
Media Release
13 Aug 2021

Record penalties imposed on CFMMEU and officials for Adelaide Airport construction breaches

The Federal Court has today penalised the CFMMEU and six officials $428,250 for making misrepresentations about the requirement to show their entry permits, refusing to follow directions, and acting in an improper manner during the $165 million redevelopment of Terminal 1 at Adelaide Airport in 2019.
Media Release
12 Aug 2021

Brisbane labour hire company ADADN Pty Ltd penalised for failing to produce documents

The Federal Circuit Court has penalised Brisbane labour hire company ADADN Pty Ltd $33,300 for failing to provide documents during separate ABCC investigations into alleged underpayment of wages and unlawful industrial action.
Industry update
10 Aug 2021

Industry Update - August 2021 Edition

In this edition of Industry Update we publish the non-compliance of Hardy Bros, review the Queensland BPPs, litigation news and more.
Media Release
6 Aug 2021

Hardy Bros Non-Compliance Publication

Hardy Bros Mining & Civil Construction Pty Ltd (HBMCC), which is now in liquidation failed to pay its subcontractor, Coopers Earthmoving & Haulage Pty Ltd  $337,070.29 on time or at all on a Commonwealth-funded project, the Ellerton Drive Extension project in Queanbeyan, NSW.
Media Release
5 Aug 2021

Fair Work Commission suspends senior Tasmanian CFMMEU official’s entry permit for three months following penalties in Hobart case

On 5 August 2021 the Fair Work Commission suspended for three months the federal entry permit of Tasmanian CFMMEU official Kevin Harkins
Media Release
5 Aug 2021

ABCC secures $88k in underpayments for visa holder

The Federal Circuit Court has awarded a New South Wales worker $88,949 in underpayments following ABCC legal action against his employer – Open Tiling Services Pty Ltd and its director Jae Jung Kim.
Media Release
28 Jul 2021

AWU ordered to pay $90,000 in compensation and $87,000 in penalties following unlawful strike

The Federal Court today ordered the AWU to pay $90,000 in compensation to a Melbourne steel manufacturer and ordered penalties of $87,000 against the AWU and its organiser Craig Kelly after Mr Kelly organised a two-day strike at steel manufacturer One Steel Reinforcing’s Noble Park plant in 2018 and requested the workers be paid while striking.
Media Release
20 Jul 2021

ABCC alleges CFMMEU officer verbally abused site manager and ignored OHS requirements

The ABCC has commenced legal action in the Federal Court against the CFMMEU and two of its officers alleging right of entry contraventions at the Central Energy Plant Towers Upgrade in South Brisbane.
Industry update
15 Jul 2021

Industry Update - July 2021 Edition

In this edition of Industry Update we recognise NAIDOC Week and feature how Indigenous Australian businesses can tender for Commonwealth funded work, our recent wages audit of apartment building projects, the 2.5% increase to the minimum wage, a report evaluating our impact on security of payment regulation, litigation news and more.