Media Release
14 Aug 2018

Full Federal Court reinforces concerns over CFMMEU’s blatant unlawful behaviour; upholds maximum penalty

The Full Federal Court has today upheld an earlier decision of the Federal Circuit Court to impose maximum penalties on the CFMMEU for the unlawful conduct in February 2015 of its then Queensland President Dave Hanna.
Media Release
14 Aug 2018

CFMMEU and two officials penalised $271,500 for ‘defiant’ and ‘disgraceful’ conduct on Bendigo site

The Federal Court has today imposed penalties totaling $271,500 against the CFMMEU and two of its officials after they refused to show their right of entry permits and were abusive when asked to do so at the Bendigo Theatre site in Victoria. Background Facts
Industry update
4 Aug 2018

Industry update June - July 2018

Welcome to the June - July 2018 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.
2 Aug 2018

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Media Release
2 Aug 2018

Federal Court makes first personal payment order against CFMMEU repeat offender

Following a landmark ruling by the High Court earlier this year the Full Federal Court has today ordered CFMMEU official Joseph Myles to personally pay a penalty of $19,500.  Today’s order prevents Mr Myles from seeking any financial benefit from the CFMMEU to pay the penalty.
Media Release
27 Jul 2018

CFMMEU and officials fined $137,590 for cavalier and reprehensible attitude

The Federal Court has today imposed penalties totaling $137,590 against the CFMMEU and three of its officials for unlawfully entering an Adelaide worksite on four occasions between April and July 2014. The Court imposed the following penalties:
Media Release
17 Jul 2018

ABCC launches campaign to help secure subcontractors’ payments

Australian Building and Construction Commissioner Stephen McBurney today launched a national campaign aimed at security of payments for subcontractors in the building and construction sector.
Media Release
27 Jun 2018

CFMMEU officials facing court for allegedly stopping crane on Devonport construction site

The ABCC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against the CFMMEU and two of its officials for allegedly contravening right of entry laws at the Living City Project in Devonport, Tasmania.
Media Release
25 Jun 2018

Landmark ruling: CFMMEU official to feel sting of penalties for breaking the law; union penalty almost doubled

In a significant decision today the Full Federal Court confirmed it will order a CFMMEU official to personally pay his penalty for breaking the law, without seeking or receiving financial assistance from the union. 
Media Release
22 Jun 2018

Federal Court: CFMMEU senior leadership condoned lawbreaking; $142,000 penalty imposed

The Federal Court has imposed total penalties of $142,000 on the CFMMEU and three of its officials for taking coercive action at a Carlton building site in March 2015 on the basis that senior CFMMEU leadership condoned the contravening conduct.