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,
The Fair Work Ombudsman is currently considering the Court’s judgment.
Ryan Pedler, Acting Director, Media & Stakeholder Relations,
0411 430 902
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