Serious penalties have been imposed by the Federal Court on Brisbane high-rise developer Menso for breaches of the Fair Work Act during an attempted right of entry by CFMEU officials for a safety inspection.
The CFMEU has called on the Turnbull Government to immediately implement the key finding of the Murray report into Security of Payments. The report recommends that progress claims and retention monies be held in statutory trusts.
The CFMEU has welcomed news of a settlement between its former Canberra organiser, John Lomax, and the Australian Federal Police, over his wrongful arrest during the Trade Union Royal Commission (TURC).
The Turnbull Government has been dealt a major blow in the Federal Court today after the head of its building industry watchdog, Nigel Hadgkiss admitted breaching the legislation he is meant to enforce.
The news released today by the Liberal-National Government of a package of measures that would see sub-contractors not dudded on payments is disingenuous to the problems facing sub-contractors on major government projects.