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.
Media Release
13 Sep 2017

Court to impose maximum penalties of over $1 million for “worse union behaviour” and refers CFMEU officials to DPP for investigation into false testimony

The Federal Court has today imposed maximum penalties on the CFMEU and penalised a number of senior officials, including the State Secretary, Brian Parker for unlawful conduct at the Barangaroo site in Sydney.
Media Release
5 Sep 2017

Brisbane firm penalised after terminating contract to avoid trouble with CFMEU

A Brisbane landscaping firm has been penalised more than $40,000 after it terminated the contract of another company which did not have a CFMEU EBA because it did not want “trouble” with the union.
Industry update
4 Sep 2017

Industry Update July - August 2017

Welcome to the July - August 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
18 Aug 2017

Legal action against CFMEU for allegedly threatening to shut down Melbourne project

Federal Court proceedings have been launched against the CFMEU and two representatives for allegedly preventing non-financial members from working at a Melbourne construction site. The ABCC alleges in a claim lodged with the Federal Court in Melbourne:
E-Alert
7 Aug 2017

ABCC Deputy Commissioners

Following their appointment by the Minister for Employment in July 2017, three Deputy Commissioners have now commenced their roles at the ABCC. Anthony Southall QC, Cathy Cato and Cliff Pettit each have extensive knowledge of the industry, the agency and possess senior executive management and leadership experience.
E-Alert
4 Aug 2017

Facts about the Building Code 2016

The Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 (the Code) encourages the development of safe, healthy, fair, lawful and productive building sites for the benefit of all building industry participants.
Media Release
3 Aug 2017

Federal Court penalises CFMEU & CEPU $430,000 for unlawful Brisbane action

The Full Federal Court today handed down penalties totalling $430,000 for unlawful industrial action taken at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital and two other Brisbane construction sites.
Media Release
28 Jul 2017

CFMEU penalised $130,000 for industrial action at six Brisbane projects

The CFMEU and three of its officials have been penalised $130,000 for industrial action which shut down work at multiple construction projects across Brisbane, including Ronald McDonald House and the Commonwealth Games Velodrome site.                           
Industry update
19 Jul 2017

Industry Update - May - June 2017

Welcome to the May - June 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.

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