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ABCC loses appeal over CFMEU blockade at Canberra site
Employment 2018-06-01 11:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Building and Construction Commissioner has lost its challenge to a Federal Court decision dismissing allegations that the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union engaged in […]

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ACCC rejected $3M settlement offer from CFMEU in secondary boycott case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2018-06-01 11:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC rejected a $3 million settlement offer in a high-profile case against the Construction, Forestry, Mining, and Energy Union over secondary boycotts, instead taking […]

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CFMEU appeals ‘flawed’ $2.5M penalty over strike
Employment 2018-05-31 8:46 pm By Miklos Bolza

A ruling imposing a record $2.5 million fine against the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union had “fundamental flaws”, a lawyer for the union told the […]

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Judge won’t split trial against CFMEU three ways
Employment 2018-05-29 10:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has refused an interlocutory application to split an upcoming trial in a case by the building watchdog against the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, […]

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Judge axes claim in NAB Docklands construction dispute
Construction 2018-05-21 10:16 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has upheld a court referee’s dismissal of construction subcontractor Brighton Australia’s claim  that global contractor Multiplex violated the Australian Consumer Law by making […]

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CFMEU official John Lomax wins AFP payout over blackmail charges
Employment 2018-05-21 9:20 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Australian Federal Police has settled a malicious prosecution case brought by former CFMEU organiser John Lomax over blackmail charges against the union official that […]

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Blackmail case dropped against CFMEU bosses John Setka, Shaun Reardon
Article 2018-05-16 8:46 pm By Christine Caulfield

Construction, Forestry, Mining, and Energy Union bosses John Setka and Shaun Reardon have walked free from court after prosecutors on Wednesday dropped blackmail charges related […]

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Judge recuses himself after raising spectre of legal watchdog
Legal Ethics 2018-05-14 2:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

A Victorian Supreme Court judge has recused himself from proceedings over costs in a construction dispute, after vowing to send transcripts of the case to […]

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Gram Engineering wins $2M in design patent case
Intellectual Property 2018-04-24 6:24 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Bluescope Steel has been ordered to pay over $2 million to fencing manufacturer Gram Engineering after the Federal Court ruled Bluescope infringed Gram’s registered design […]

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FWC won’t delay super union merger
Employment 2018-03-16 3:15 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Fair Work Commission has refused a bid by an employer group to halt the merger of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union and two […]

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