Recent Cases

Construction, Forestry and Maritime Employees Union v Fair Work Ombudsman (Cross River Rail Appeal) (No 2) [2024] FCAFC 55 (09 May 2024) (Halley, Goodman and McElwaine JJ)


INDUSTRIAL LAW – appeal from a decision of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 2) – redetermination of pecuniary penalties following limited success of appeal and setting aside of penalty order – consideration of course of conduct and totality principles – need for specific deterrence – where pecuniary penalties have previously been imposed on each of the respondents for breaches of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)