News and media releases

Latest media releases

Building business in court
22 Apr 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in the Federal Circuit Court against the operators of a building business in Victoria.
Former hotel operator penalised
21 Apr 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has secured $3,500 in penalties in court against the former operator of the Farmers Arms Hotel in Newry in Victoria.
Queensland construction company penalised
20 Apr 2021
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a total of $53,000 in penalties in court against the operators of a Queensland business in the construction industry for ignoring a Fair Work Commission order by failing to compensate an employee who was unfairly dismissed.

Note: Allegations outlined in the FWO's media releases relating to the commencement of litigation reflect those put forward in our Statement of Claim at the time of filing. Some details may vary over the course of the proceeding. 

Media policy

Our Media Policy (DOCX 136.6KB)   (PDF 240.7KB) explains why and how we engage with the media.

Subscribe to media release updates

Visit our Subscription centre if you’d like to sign up for email alerts when we issue a new media release.

Privacy statement

We are committed to protecting your privacy. When you subscribe to email alerts we only use your personal information to send email alerts about the topics you have subscribed to. For more information, read our Privacy Policy (DOCX 143.6KB)(PDF 189.7KB) or go to the Privacy page.

Want to save this information for later?

If you might need to read this information again, save it for later so you can access it quickly and easily.

Related information


Page reference No: 2482