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Court orders CFMEU to cough up mobile phone numbers to Boral in contempt action

The Victorian Supreme Court has ordered the CFMEU construction and general division to give Boral Resources the mobile phone numbers of seven of its senior officials to help the company in contempt proceedings against the union for allegedly breaching an injunction not to blockade a Regional Rail Link project site in Melbourne's western suburbs.

Thomson guilty of highest order "breach of trust": Magistrate

Craig Thomson's criminal conduct demonstrated a "brazen arrogance and sense of entitlement" and a "breach of trust of the highest order" in dealing with union funds, Victorian Magistrate Charlie Rozencwajg said today in his reasons for imposing an immediate jail term on the former HSU leader.

Thomson jailed for three months

Former HSU national secretary Craig Thomson has today received a sentence of 12 months imprisonment, but with nine months suspended.


Three of dead insulation installers not trained, inquiry told

Three of the four young men who died during the former Labor government’s home insulation rollout had not completed training in ceiling insulation installation, the royal commission into the stimulus program has heard, while the head of the inquiry has warned counsel not to cover old ground.

Johns defends FWBC approach to Grocon dispute, as talks set to resume

Fair Work Building and Construction chief executive Leigh Johns has challenged those who say the inspectorate should have intervened in the Grocon Supreme Court proceedings to identify the powers it could have relied upon, while the main players are about to head back for more talks with FWA President, Justice Iain Ross.

Grocon uses video footage to extend injunction

Grocon Constructors has shown the Victorian Supreme Court graphic footage of CFMEU protesters pushing back police horses in Melbourne's CBD this morning in its successful bid to extend a ban on union officials coming within 50 metres of the Emporium site.