Legal action dismissed in Federal Court

4 November 2013

The Fair Work Ombudsman's legal action relating to alleged underpayments of Filipino nationals who worked on oil rigs off Western Australia has been dismissed in Court.

In 2011, the Fair Work Ombudsman commenced legal action against Hong Kong-based company Pocomwell Ltd, Philippines-based company Supply Oilfield & Marine Services Inc, Western Australian-based company SurveySpec Pty Ltd, and SurveySpec's sole director, Thomas Civiello.

The Federal Court dismissed the legal action in a judgment on 1 November, 2013.

The Fair Work Ombudsman is currently considering the Court’s judgment.

Media inquiries:

Ryan Pedler, Acting Director, Media & Stakeholder Relations,
0411 430 902
media@fwo.gov.au

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