Media Release
21 Nov 2017

ABCC launches legal action against CFMEU alleging right of entry breaches in SA

The ABCC has launched legal action against the CFMEU and its SA organiser Mark Gava claiming the official breached right of entry laws at an Adelaide construction site.
17 Nov 2017

High Court Update: Union officials must hold a valid federal right of entry permit when entering under State or Territory OHS laws

The High Court today refused special leave to CFMEU official Michael Powell and the Victorian WorkCover Authority to appeal against a Full Federal Court ruling that officials of federally registered unions must hold valid right of entry permits under the Fair Work Act when entering sites under State or Territory OHS laws.
Media Release
10 Nov 2017

CFMEU penalised $54,500 after demanding Qld workers join the union

The CFMEU and two of its officials have been penalised $54,500 after attempting to force workers to join the union at a major Central Queensland construction site. 
Industry update
6 Nov 2017

Industry Update September - October 2017

Welcome to the September - October 2017 edition of Industry update, our bi-monthly online newsletter.  Industry Update provides updates on the latest activities of the ABCC, industry trends, and emerging issues.
Media Release
30 Oct 2017

Maximum penalty against CFMEU for work stoppages at Commonwealth Games site

The Federal Court has imposed a maximum penalty against the CFMEU after it repeatedly stopped work on a $126 million Commonwealth Games project on the Gold Coast. In a penalty decision, Justice Reeves said the cost impact of the ongoing disruptions at the Carrara Sports and Recreation project had been estimated at over $700,000.
Media Release
23 Oct 2017

CFMEU to pay $98,000 in the Vic ‘chuck him on a train, send him home’ case

The CFMEU and one of its officers have been ordered to pay $98,000 in penalties after blocking a non-union member from working on a Melbourne construction site and coercing another to pay outstanding union fees before letting him start on the job.
Media Release
19 Oct 2017

Qld judge labels CFMEU: ‘most recidivist corporate offender in Australian history’

A Court has labelled the CFMEU as “the most recidivist corporate offender in Australian history” while handing down the maximum available penalty of $306,000 after the union breached workplace laws.
Media Release
18 Oct 2017

CFMEU facing court action for alleged right of entry breaches and abusive behaviour

The ABCC has launched legal action against the CFMEU and two officials for alleged breaches of right of entry involving abusive behaviour at a Tasmanian construction site in October 2016.
28 Sep 2017

Acting Commissioner appointed

Cathy Cato has commenced in the role of Acting Australian Building and Construction Commissioner.
Media Release
14 Sep 2017

Court orders $145,950 in penalties over unlawful industrial action at NT gas project

The Federal Court today handed down penalties totalling $145,950 in relation to unlawful action that halted work at the Ichthys LNG Project in Darwin.