Not even Ronald McDonald House is safe from the CFMEU

  • Written by Senator Cash

The militant CFMEU has yet again been found guilty of breaking industrial law with the Federal Court in Brisbane today fining the union and three of its officials a total of $130,000.

The fines were imposed after the union illegally disrupted work on six projects across Brisbane, including a charity home which houses families of sick children.

Minister for Employment Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash said the union had sunk to a new low and it was now apparent that no individual, company or organisation was immune from their disregard for the law.

“Sadly today’s judgement, as disgraceful as it is, is hardly surprising,” Minister Cash said.

“We have seen the CFMEU show total indifference to abiding by Australian workplace laws and contempt for their victims given they have disrupted the construction of schools, hospitals, aged care facilities and now charity homes for sick children.”

“It is now yet again incumbent on Bill Shorten to sever ties with this shameful organisation. He must immediately disaffiliate the CFMEU from the Labor Party and stop accepting millions of dollars in donations.”

Today’s judgement ordered the CFMEU to pay $100,000 with three union organisers to pay individual fines of $10,000 for coercive conduct and organisation of industrial action.

While multiple projects were targeted across the city, one key infrastructure site was the Commonwealth Games Velodrome which will host the 2018 Commonwealth Games track cycling competition.

Minister Cash said the CFMEU’s lawless behaviour is imposing substantial financial damage on victims, directly damaging Australia’s international reputation and deterring foreign investment.

“Today’s judgement again demonstrates the need for the ABCC as a tough cop on the beat to stamp out industrial lawlessness and intimidation,” Minister Cash said.

“With Bill Shorten committed to abolishing the ABCC to satisfy his union masters, only the Turnbull Government can be trusted to ensure the rule of law is upheld on Australian construction sites.”

More Articles ...

  1. Bill Shorten a hypocrite who slashes penalty rates
  2. Labor has no answers for affordable gas
  3. Palaszczuk Government must commit to Rookwood Weir in the Queensland Budget
  4. Law and truth optional for ACTU says Senator Cash
  6. Flagrant CFMEU lawlessness penalised again
  7. Resources sector to stay strong in the wake of Ex-TC Debbie
  8. Canavan to Queensland: "Stop bickering, start building"
  9. Top union boss says it’s okay to break the law
  10. Senator Canavan discusses energy prices and coal-fired power stations
  11. Shorten fails to back Shorten
  12. Skills training to help young Australians find a job
  13. Turnbull Government welcomes action from the Migrant Workers’ Taskforce
  14. Unions pour millions into Labor’s coffers
  15. Only threat to penalty rates is Shorten
  16. Hinch needs to rethink ABCC stance
  17. Kitching must apologise for Castro comment - Abetz
  18. Greens and Labor need to explain Castro tributes
  19. Abetz Speech Australian Monarchist League
  20. Punishment is the Process in Leak Case
  21. Triggs must come clean - Abetz
  22. Senator Abetz says Free Speech reforms needed
  23. Lefty love-in captures new ABC Boss
  24. Recognising the immense contributions of rural women
  25. Labor appoints another dodgy HSU boss to the Parliament
  26. Coalition delivers on promise to protect the Victorian CFA
  27. Senator Abetz on Free Speech in Marriage Debate
  28. Shorten’s stereotyping of homosexuality is offensive and demeaning
  29. Review of Foreign Donations and GetUp welcome
  30. Barnaby Joyce - Help us to win the war on pests & weeds
  31. Critical IR reform bills presented to parliament
  32. Sam Dastyari has been involved in funny money deals
  33. Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Amendment Bill
  34. Farm Co-operatives and Collaboration Pilot Program
  35. Next steps on Work PaTHway for Young Australians
  36. Prime Minister - Interview with Alan Jones
  37. Andrew Wilkie confirms his neutral status for new Parliament
  38. Post election conference by Malcolm Turnbull and Barnaby Joyce
  39. Tactical Changes in Russia’s Foreign Policy and Iran's Caution
  40. City Deal for Western Sydney
  41. Growing the Indigenous Business Sector
  42. Trade and investment to drive jobs and growth
  43. Malcolm Turnbull announces Townsville Eastern Access Rail Corridor
  44. ACL calls on Labor to rule out money for teaching kids their gender is fluid
  45. Prime Minister Transcript Interview on Territory FM Darwin
  46. Labor to slug 18,000 Tasmanian renters by $500 each year
  47. Australia election political meeting season begins for ALA candidate Bernard Gaynor
  48. Empowering YOUth Initiative
  49. New Federal Young Liberal Executive
  50. ABC’s crisis of conscience welcome after years of denial

The LifeStyle Bulletin

Not just a pretty place: Experience Cuba

There’s a saying that when in Rome, do as the locals do. In Ayna Davies’ case, the same goes for Cuba. Born in Russia and raised in the Cuban town ...

Leilani Chandler turning the active wear industry upside down

Founder of Exoticathletica, an Australian clothing company specialising in active, swim and street wear for every type of woman, Leilani Chandler, i...

Carlton Wine Room: Announces new head chef Chris Haydon

One of Melbourne’s leading wine bars, the Carlton Wine Room, has announced the arrival of its new head chef, Chris Haydon.   Formally of Saint Cri...