Victoria Police has confirmed that the arrest today of a senior CFMMEU official during a raid at his home stems from an investigation into the "alleged provision of materials and labour in exchange for favouring contractors".
An online campaign backed by the Victorian Trades Hall Council says it has raised $44,000 to pay a personal fine levied against CFMMEU official Joe Myles, while the ABCC has confirmed it started nine investigations into workers who walked off the job to attend the ACTU's "change the rules" rallies last year.
A Federal Court finding that CFMMEU construction and general division Queensland branch secretary Michael Ravbar engaged in coercion and adverse action may be raised in future proceedings about his fitness to hold an entry permit.
Former Australian Public Service Commissioner John Lloyd breached the service's code of conduct by emailing research about government enterprise agreements to a free-market think tank, a high-level inquiry has found.
The Federal Court has fined a former Flight Attendants' Association international division secretary $2000 for failing to submit six years of the union's budgets and overpaying himself $16,000 in 2011, taking into account his cooperation and "genuine belief" he was entitled to the sum.
The construction watchdog has written to a parliamentary committee to "clarify" the time at which senior managers became aware the agency had incorrect advice on its website, an issue that led to the resignation of former ABCC chief, Nigel Hadgkiss.