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Bench rejects FWBC challenge to CFMEU leader's entry permit

An FWC full bench has upheld a decision to grant an entry permit to CFMEU construction and general division Queensland branch secretary Michael Ravbar, and dismissed the FWBC’s arguments that he was vicariously liable for the behaviour of other union officials as "riddled with unsubstantiated hyperbole".



FWO launches auditing blitz in help request hotspots

The FWO will enlist local employer groups in a three-month auditing blitz of more than 400 businesses in regions where workers are making "persistent" requests for assistance, including Perth, Adelaide and Dandenong.

Circuit Court questions FWBC building company prosecution

The Federal Circuit Court has questioned why the FWBC chose not to prosecute the director of a phoenixed bricklaying company that failed to pay correct pay and entitlements to several "daily hire" workers.


Big penalty against MUA for "scab" posters

Five waterfront workers have been awarded a total of $120,000 in compensation for the emotional distress they suffered after the MUA named them in "scab posters" that had them fearing for their safety.

High Court grants special leave to challenge "agreed penalty" ruling

The High Court has granted special leave for the federal government, the CFMEU and the CEPU to challenge a full Federal Court judgment that effectively stops the FWO and FWBC from continuing their practice of providing "agreed" penalty ranges to courts.

Canberra, unions seeking to overturn "agreed penalty" ruling

The federal government, the CFMEU and the CEPU are seeking to challenge a full Federal Court judgment that would stop the FWO and FWBC from continuing their practice of providing "agreed" penalty ranges to courts.