The Australian Federal Court orders a construction union and construction company to pay penalties of $750,000 and $600,000 respectively for boycott conduct in breach of competition laws (Hutchinson / CFMMEU)

CFMEU and Hutchinson to pay penalties for boycott conduct* The Federal Court has today ordered the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) and construction company J Hutchinson Pty Ltd (Hutchinson) to pay penalties of $750,000 and $600,000 respectively for boycott conduct in breach of competition laws, in proceedings brought by the ACCC. This follows the Court’s earlier finding that the CFMEU and Hutchinson entered into an agreement to boycott a waterproofing subcontractor at a Brisbane building site, meaning the subcontractor could no longer perform the work. The penalty imposed on the CFMEU is

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Australian Competition Authority, The Australian Federal Court orders a construction union and construction company to pay penalties of $750,000 and $600,000 respectively for boycott conduct in breach of competition laws (Hutchinson / CFMMEU), 30 August 2022, e-Competitions September 2022, Art. N° 108447

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