Two CFMEU officials, including one posing as croc-hunter Steve Irwin during a construction site visit, are no longer personally liable for $47,000 in fines, after a full Federal Court found the FWBC "pursued" them "under an inappropriate statutory regime".
The FWC has revoked an order granting the AIMPE access to crucial documents that might provide the basis for entry rights for discussions with tug crew members engaged as "partners" serving BHP Billiton's iron ore export operations at Port Hedland.
An independent Islamic school unlawfully refused entry to union organisers to inspect documents, manipulated employee records and made more fixed-term teaching appointments than permitted under its award, the Federal Court has found.
In a important decision on right of entry, an FWC full bench has permitted the CFMEU to hold discussions in a BHP Coal mine's dragline crib rooms, overruling a previous finding that that the areas were not fit for that purpose.
The AMWU has failed in its bid to obtain an entry permit for an organiser involved in the notorious Westgate Bridge dispute because imposing additional permit conditions would amount to "no more than shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted", says the FWC.
The CFMEU is considering whether to appeal after it was refused permission to hold talks in a BHP Coal mine's dragline crib rooms because it was a "functional work area", rather than a meal or break area.
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".