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CFMEU appeals ‘flawed’ $2.5M penalty over strike
Employment May 31, 2018 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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ACCC rejected $3M settlement offer from CFMEU in secondary boycott case
Competition & Consumer Protection June 1, 2018 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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Judge won’t split trial against CFMEU three ways
Employment May 29, 2018 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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Blackmail case dropped against CFMEU bosses John Setka, Shaun Reardon
Article May 16, 2018 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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Government gets ok to amend defence mid-trial in home insulation class action
Class Actions June 12, 2018 3:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The government has won court approval to amend its defence mid-trial in a class action brought by businesses alleging they were harmed when the Rudd […]

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Home builder can’t keep customers from posting negative reviews online
Competition & Consumer Protection June 6, 2018 2:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The ACCC has won an agreement from home builder Wisdom Properties to remove a non-disparagement clause from its standard home building agreement after the regulator […]

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Glenville wins appeal of privilege ruling in Amcor asbestos dispute
Environment June 4, 2018 10:58 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Luxury home builder Glenville has won an appeal of a ruling that shielded certain documents from production by legal professional privilege in a lawsuit against […]

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CFMEU official John Lomax wins AFP payout over blackmail charges
Employment May 21, 2018 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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ABCC loses appeal over CFMEU blockade at Canberra site
Employment June 1, 2018 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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Judge recuses himself after raising spectre of legal watchdog
Legal Ethics May 14, 2018 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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