Industry update
10 Jun 2021

Industry Update - June 2021 Edition

In this edition of Industry Update we look at two recent examples of Code covered entities that have failed to comply with the Code, litigation news and more.
Media Release
9 Jun 2021

CFMMEU and former officials hit with $382,800 penalties for targeting crane company in Wollongong

The Federal Court today penalised the CFMMEU and two former officials $382,800 following unlawful conduct against mobile crane company WGC Cranes to pressure it to sign a CFMMEU enterprise agreement.
4 Jun 2021

ACT CFMMEU branch secretary Jason O’Mara loses right of entry permit for three months

On 2 June 2021 the Fair Work Commission suspended for three months the federal entry permit of Jason Lawrence O’Mara, assistant secretary of the ACT branch of the CFMMEU.
Media Release
27 May 2021

ABCC alleges CFMMEU officials defied safety requests on NSW school project

The ABCC has commenced Federal Circuit Court proceedings against the CFMMEU and two of its officials alleging they contravened right of entry provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009 at the Armidale Secondary School construction project in New South Wales. The ABCC alleges:
Media Release
25 May 2021

ABCC pursues pay for Victorian apprentice

The ABCC has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against Jake Gray’s Carpentry alleging they failed to comply with two statutory notices during an ABCC investigation into the underpayment of an apprentice.
24 May 2021

Michael Greenfield added to no permit list

On 19 May 2021 the CFMMEU discontinued its application for an entry permit to be issued to Michael Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of the NSW Branch of the CFMMEU. Mr Greenfield’s entry permit expired on 19 May 2021 and he is no longer authorised to exercise entry rights in accordance with the Fair Work Act 2009.
Media Release
19 May 2021

Court orders payment of penalty to victim of CFMMEU unlawful picket and NSW police

The Federal Court has today made final orders in the case brought by the ABCC against the CFMMEU and its officials concerning Sydney crane company Botany cranes.
Media Release
17 May 2021

Queensland companies hit with sanction and formal warning

A Queensland construction company has been given a one-month sanction preventing it from tendering for Australian Government-funded work and another company has been issued a formal warning following ABCC investigations. MCP (AUS) Pty Ltd subject to exclusion sanction
Industry update
13 May 2021

Industry Update - May 2021 Edition

Read about the state of the industry, litigation news and more in this month's edition of Industry Update.
Media Release
5 May 2021

ABCC alleges CFMMEU officials breach right of entry laws at QPAC theatre site in Brisbane

The ABCC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court against the CFMMEU and three of its officials alleging right of entry contraventions at the Queensland Performing Arts Complex (QPAC) construction site.