Recent Cases

Hot Wok Food Makers Pty Ltd v United Workers Union (No 3) [2024] FCAFC 51 (22 April 2024) (Collier, Rangiah and Charlesworth JJ)


INDUSTRIAL LAW – application for judicial review of decisions of the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission – where Full Bench granted extension of time to appeal and permission to appeal against decision to approve enterprise agreement and upheld appeal – whether decisions and procedural orders affected by apprehended bias – where applicant contends that Full Bench identified and investigated a theory and developed interest in vindication of its theory – whether fair-minded lay observer would reasonably apprehend that Full Bench might not decide appeal impartially – no incompatibility between Full Bench’s conduct and ability to impartially decide the case – application dismissed