Media Release
2 Jul 2019

Queensland contractor to pay $200,000 after discriminating against subbie following CFMMEU threat

The Federal Circuit Court in Brisbane has found Forest Meiers Construction liable to pay $200,000 in compensation for taking adverse action and discriminating against a tiling subcontractor because they did not have an enterprise agreement with the CFMMEU.
Media Release
30 Jun 2019

ABCC recovers $1 million in workers’ wages

In a significant milestone, the Australian Building and Construction Commission has exceeded $1 million in recovered wages for almost 1400 workers.
28 Jun 2019

Minimum wage increase – make sure you are paying the right rate

New minimum wage increases apply from the first full pay period after 1 July 2019. Who do the new rates apply to? Employees who get their pay rates from:
Media Release
25 Jun 2019

Federal Court penalty on CFMMEU Victorian official backs up rulings on right of entry laws

A Federal Court penalty judgment has reaffirmed earlier High Court and Full Federal Court rulings that union officials must hold valid federal entry permits when exercising rights of entry under state or territory OHS laws.
Media Release
24 Jun 2019

Federal Court penalises company for terminating subbies’ contract over late union fees

Commercial painting business Prolac P/L and its director Tim Petrusic have been penalised $16,200 for terminating a subcontractor’s contract on the EQ Tower project in Melbourne‘s CBD in 2017. 
Media Release
21 Jun 2019

CFMMEU penalised $119,300 for unlawful entries on Melbourne building sites – officials hit with personal payment orders

The Federal Court has today penalised the CFMMEU and its officials Stephen Long and Drew MacDonald $119,300 over repeated unlawful entries and making threats on two Melbourne construction sites in 2014.
Media Release
6 Jun 2019

CFMMEU penalised for putting workers in “harm’s way”

The Federal Court has awarded penalties of $137,000 against the CFMMEU and one of its Tasmanian officials for unlawful actions and putting workers’ safety at risk at the Living City Project in Devonport in June 2017.
Media Release
9 May 2019

ABCC takes court action over unlawful picket of Sydney crane company

The ABCC has filed Federal Court proceedings against the CFMMEU and several of its NSW officials over alleged unlawful pickets of a Sydney-based crane company on 25 and 30 January 2019.  
Media Release
8 May 2019

Federal court ups penalty for company paying strike pay

The Federal Court has increased a penalty awarded against building company J Hutchinson Pty Ltd from $1,200 to $20,000. The ABCC filed an appeal from the Federal Circuit Court’s original decision on the basis the penalty was manifestly inadequate.
Media Release
29 Apr 2019

ABCC alleges right of entry breach against Tasmanian CFMMEU official

The ABCC has commenced Federal Court action in Tasmania alleging the CFMMEU and its official Richard Hassett breached Federal right of entry laws at the Cattle Hill Wind Farm project site in Lake Echo earlier this year.