Media Release
9 Feb 2021

Failure to pay subcontractor for Australian Parliament House work leads to penalty

New South Wales company N-Cap Pty Ltd has been penalised $5,000 and ordered to pay its subcontractor $10,633 in outstanding payment claims following ABCC action.
Media Release
5 Feb 2021

Fair Work Commission suspends and revokes CFMMEU officials’ entry permits following ABCC intervention

The Fair Work Commission has suspended CFMMEU official Arturo Menon’s federal entry permit for six months and revoked fellow official Paul Taylor’s permit and banned him from applying for a permit for four months following the pair’s contraventions of the Fair Work Act at the Palmerston Police Station project in the Northern Territory in 2018.
Media Release
25 Jan 2021

ABCC alleges CFMMEU delegate told subcontractor at Docklands project “you can’t work here” unless he joins union

The ABCC has filed Federal Court proceedings against the CFMMEU and its delegate Jason Roach alleging they coerced and made misrepresentations to a subcontractor that unless their union fees were paid, they could not commence work on the Melbourne Quarter – Commercial Tower 2MQ project.
Media Release
25 Jan 2021

Mass walk-off proves costly for 64 employees at Queensland construction project

The Federal Circuit Court has today handed down penalties totalling $112,000 against 64 employees who took part in unlawful industrial action at a Fortitude Valley construction site in September 2018.
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.