Media Release
27 Apr 2021

Former CFMMEU Secretary and Assistant Secretary penalised over school unlawful entry case

Two former CFMMEU NSW senior officials have been penalised a total of $9,180 following a judgment in the Federal Circuit Court.
Media Release
22 Apr 2021

CFMMEU and senior officials in NSW hit with more than $1 million in penalties for industrial thuggery and bullying

The Federal Court has handed down $1,022,500 in penalties against the CFMMEU, three of its highest-ranking NSW officials and a delegate following threats and unlawful pickets against Sydney crane company Botany Cranes in January 2019.
Industry update
15 Apr 2021

Industry Update - April 2021 Edition

Read about the latest court outcomes, litigation news, and everything you need to know about our upcoming security of payment audits in this month's edition of Industry Update.
13 Apr 2021

High Court determination settles right of entry permit requirement

The requirement for union officials to hold a valid federal right of entry permit when entering work sites under State or Territory OHS laws has been upheld following a High Court determination. The High Court on 8 April 2021 refused to allow the CFMMEU special leave to appeal a 2020 Full Federal Court decision.
Media Release
23 Mar 2021

CFMMEU penalties in Queensland tops $3M mark in ABCC cases

The Federal Court today penalised the Queensland division of the CFMMEU and four of its officials $153,510 following a series of right of entry breaches during construction of the 34-storey 180 Ann Street, Brisbane, office tower in 2014.
Media Release
19 Mar 2021

ABCC takes action against Brisbane labour hire company for failure to comply with two investigations

The ABCC has commenced Federal Circuit Court proceedings against Brisbane based company ADADN Pty Ltd alleging failures to comply with formal requests to provide documents in investigations into alleged underpayment of wages and unlawful industrial action.
Industry update
10 Mar 2021

Industry Update - March 2021 Edition

Do you understand right of entry? Test your knowledge in the March edition of Industry Update, where we look at right of entry, delve into case studies and more.
Media Release
17 Feb 2021

Court imposed $287,500 in penalties for CFMMEU organised strike at North Queensland Stadium

The Federal Court has today penalised the CFMMEU $190,000 and its official Grant Harradine $20,000 for organising unlawful industrial action against a local subcontractor from 11 March 2019 to 14 March 2019 during construction of the $293 million North Queensland Stadium.
Media Release
10 Feb 2021

Full Federal Court rejects CFMMEU appeal to reduce penalties

The Full Court of the Federal Court on 4 February dismissed the CFMMEU’s appeal against penalties awarded in the Palmerston Police Station matter in the Northern Territory.
Industry update
10 Feb 2021

Industry Update - February 2021 Edition

Membership of a union or employer association is your choice. In the February edition of Industry Update we look at the concept of freedom of association. Read on for our case studies and more. We also give you the chance to help shape future Industry Updates by taking part in our two minute survey.