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More blowback for repeat-offender union

A judge has walked the fine line between factoring in the CFMMEU's history of legal transgressions and imposing a sanction proportionate to the breach by adding $10,000 to penalties levied on the union after an official blew cigarette smoke in an ER coordinator's face.

Threatened after chasing commissions: Claim

A foreign-owned private golf club and its multi-millionaire owner are being sued by a former sales representative who claims her pursuit of underpayments led to a warning that it would "end badly" for her if she travelled to China.



Patrick, Qube took "desultory" approach to pursuing union: Court

The Federal Court has trimmed the amount of interest to be added to its $2 million-plus damages ruling against the MUA after finding that Patrick and Qube took a "desultory" approach to pursuing the union over unlawful bans at Port Botany in 2017.


$1M Employsure penalty a fraction of settlement offer

Employsure has revealed that the ACCC rejected a $3.3 million offer to settle its false advertising prosecution that led to the Federal Court awarding the IR advisor costs of almost $900,000 but then hitting it with a $1 million penalty.

CFMMEU outcasts awarded $380,000

Two CFMMEU construction division organisers have each been awarded almost $190,000 after a court found the union ousted them for "disloyalty" over their decision to go public with claims that its NSW branch had criminal links.


Court puts stop to auditor's "inflammatory" media campaign

The Federal Court has granted ClubsNSW an injunction restraining a "whistleblowing" former anti-money-laundering compliance auditor from waging a media campaign while it sues him over leaked documents, ordering him to also pay 60% of the costs of obtaining it.