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Media Release 29.4.16 CFMEU National Office
Full Federal Court decision shows FWBC case against CFMEU is without merit
The Full Court of the Federal Court has comprehensively rejected an FWBC case launched against the CFMEU and its officials, in a unanimous decision handed down yesterday. The case against the Queensland CFMEU and two of its officials was thrown out by the Full Court, finding that the officials had not breached workplace laws when they went on a site in Sydney in June 2013.
The Court found that the evidence relied on by Director of the FWBC, Nigel Hadgkiss was inadequate, and that the approach of the Director, in abandoning a claim he had relied on at first instance, was “unhelpful” and “misconceived”. The Court said that the case brought by Hadgkiss had been pursued under an ‘inappropriate’ statutory regime. CFMEU Construction National Secretary Dave Noonan said this case is yet another example of the FWBC hounding the union at the behest of their political masters. click here to read full story.
May Day is back in May. Bring the family and come and celebrate with us at the 2016 Labour Day march and Family Fun Day. For Labour Day (May Day) Activities - Queensland/NT - click on picture link below.
If your region is not listed please visit QCU for all known May Day activities throughout the state. http://www.queenslandunions.org.au/labourday
Media Release 20.4.16 CFMEU National Office
Multinationals are morally bankrupt on tax
The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union calls on Malcolm Turnbull to act on multinational tax avoidance that robs Australia of better schools, hospitals and infrastructure projects. A report published today by tax experts at the University of Technology, Sydney, shows how some of the world’s biggest companies are short-changing Australians by shifting profits to offshore tax havens.
CFMEU National Secretary Michael O’Connor has called on Malcolm Turnbull to put the interests of everyday Australians ahead of foreign-owned companies and the big end of town. “Multinational tax avoidance robs everyday Australians of quality education, healthcare and social security,” Mr O’Connor said. “Malcolm Turnbull is not only aware this morally bankrupt practise goes on in Australia, he also refuses to do anything about it. “The Government is hell-bent on slashing investment in services that benefit the community, while letting the big end of town shift billions of dollars offshore.”
The report, shows Australia in 2013-14 lost $5.4 billion in corporate tax revenue from just 76 multinational corporation. Click here to read full story
Notices and FWC Orders
The Federal Circuit Court has made the following orders dated 23 June 2015 in relation to the Event Cinemas project within the Pacific Fair Shopping Centre at Broadbeach Queensland:
The Federal Circuit Court has made the following orders dated 10 June 2015 in relation to the Event Cinemas project within the Pacific Fair Shopping Centre at Broadbeach Queensland:
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FWC has ordered CFMEU to put out the following message. Note that it does not, and cannot apply to protected industrial action. The Fair Work Commission Amended Interim Order requires all industrial action to cease. Members should immediately stop all industrial action and return to work. A copy of the Amended Interim Order is available at the CFMEU Construction and General Division internet site and the CFMEU Construction & General facebook page.