2012 - 2013 litigation outcomes

April 2013 - June 2013

Secom Australia (ACT) Pty Ltd

Date: 28 June 2013
Court: Federal Circuit Court, Canberra
Nature of proceedings: Underpayments
Penalty: $66 000
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Secom Australia (ACT) Pty Ltd (PDF 88.7KB)
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Foure Mile Pty Ltd (in liq) and Malcolm Garry Leech

Date: 28 June 2013
Court: Federal Circuit Court, Melbourne
Nature of proceedings: Underpayments
Penalty: $42 075
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Four Mile Pty Ltd & Anor - AUSTLII external-icon.png

Terrence Cyril Thomas (t/as Over the Top Happy Cleaning Services)

Date: 21 June 2013
Court: Federal Circuit Court, Melbourne
Nature of proceedings: Underpayments
Penalty: $52 800
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Terrence Cyril Thomas (t/as Over the Top Happy Cleaning Services) (PDF 642.9KB)
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Unger Catering Services (Aust) Pty Ltd and Sharon Unger

Date: 12 June 2013
Court: Federal Circuit Court, Melbourne
Nature of proceedings: Underpayments
Penalty: $21 120 against the company and $3168 against Second Respondent Mrs Unger
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Unger Catering Services (Aust) Pty Ltd and Sharon Unger (PDF 621KB)
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Hongyun Chinese Restaurant Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 24 April 2013
Court: Federal Circuit Court, Melbourne
Nature of proceedings: Underpayments
Penalty: $19 500 against Zhu Chang Rong and $15 600 against Tao Moqin
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Hongyun Chinese Restaurant Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 622.6KB)
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E. A. Fuller & Sons Pty Ltd

Date: 19 April 2013
Court: Federal Circuit Court, Sydney
Nature of proceedings: Sham Contracting, Wages and Conditions, record keeping
Penalty: $166 848
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v E. A. Fuller & Sons Pty Ltd (PDF 2.4MB)
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A Dalley Holdings Pty Ltd & Andrew Dalley

Date: 19 April 2013
Court: Federal Court, Melbourne
Nature of proceedings: Discrimination
Penalty: $27 720 against A Dalley Holdings Pty Ltd, $3168 against Andrew Dalley and $5,000 compensation order payable to the complainant
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v A Dalley Holdings Pty Ltd - AUSTLII external-icon.png


January 2013 - March 2013

Nicole Patrice Dawe (re. Kijani Investments Pty Ltd)

Date: 21 March 2013
Court: Federal Magistrates Court, Sydney
Nature of proceedings: Underpayments
Penalty: $56 760
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Nicole Patrice Dawe (PDF 4.8MB)
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Damien Micah Trytell (Manuka Food Pty Ltd (in liq))

Date: 13 March 2013
Court: Federal Magistrates Court, Canberra
Nature of proceedings: Underpayments
Penalty: $16 170
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Damien Micah Trytell (PDF 6.8MB)
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Revolution Martial Arts

Date: 28 February 2013
Court: Federal Magistrates Court, Melbourne
Nature of proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Penalty: $45 936
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Revolution Martial Arts (PDF 9.9MB)
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Shafi Investments Pty Ltd, Younus Mohammed and Mahmood Mohammed

Date: 20 February 2013
Court: Federal Magistrates Court, Melbourne
Nature of proceedings: Wages and conditions
Penalty: $100 000 against Shafi Investments Pty Ltd, $22 000 against Younus Mohammed and $14 000 against Mahmood Mohammed
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Shafi Investments (PDF 227.8KB)
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Quincolli Pty Ltd (formerly Well Done Group Pty Limited) & Judith Potter

Date: 18 February 2013
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court, Sydney
Nature of proceedings: Wages and conditions
Penalty: $81 000 against Quincolli Pty Ltd and $26 500 against Mrs Potter
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Quincolli (PDF 2MB)
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Symes Transport Pty Ltd

Date: 4 February 2013
Court: Federal Magistrates Court, Melbourne
Nature of proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Penalty: $11 880
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Symes Transport Pty Ltd (PDF 6.8MB)
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Top Value International Pty Ltd

Date: 4 February 2013
Court: Federal Magistrates Court, Melbourne
Nature of proceedings: Wages and Conditions
Penalty: $52 800
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Top Value International Pty Ltd (PDF 9.6MB)
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Contracting Solutions Australia (in liq) & Ors

Date: 15 January 2013
Court: Federal Magistrates Court, Adelaide
Nature of proceedings: Sham Contracting
Penalty: $36 630
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Contracting Solutions Australia (PDF 1.2MB)
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Lycamobile Pty Ltd

Date: 8 January 2013
Court: Federal Magistrates Court, Brisbane
Nature of proceedings: Underpayment
Penalty: $59 400
Decision: Awaiting written decision


October 2012 - December 2012

Elliot Ban (Crystal Carwash Cafe Pty Ltd)

Date: 18 December 2012
Court: Federal Magistrates Court, Sydney
Nature of proceedings: Underpayments
Penalty: $9000
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Ban (PDF 3.4MB)
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Bryan Charles Bedington

Date: 29 November 2012
Court: Federal Magistrates Court, Brisbane
Nature of proceedings: Underpayments
Penalty: $17 820
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Bedington (PDF 1.5MB)
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West Coast Propellers Pty Ltd

Date: 14 November 2012
Court: Federal Magistrates Court, Perth
Nature of proceedings: Workplace rights
Penalty: $13 200 for West Coast Propellers and a penalty of $2 640 for Mr Ashley
Decision: Awaiting written decision

Freedom Fuels Australia Pty Ltd

Date: 5 November 2012
Court: Federal Magistrates Court, Brisbane
Nature of proceedings: Underpayments
Penalty: $46 200
Decision: Awaiting written decision

MUA & Anor (Broome Port); FWO v MUA & Ors (DP World)

Date: 31 October 2012
Court: Federal Magistrates Court, Perth
Nature of proceedings: Unlawful industrial action
Penalty: MUA penalised $26 400, MUA WA branch officials Chris Cain (secretary) and William Tracey (assistant secretary) have been fined $2640 and $7260 respectively
Decisions: FWO v Maritime Union of Australia and William Tracey ('Broome Port Authority' proceedings) (PDF 59KB)
FWO v Maritime Union of Australia, Chris Cain and William Tracey ('DP World' proceedings) (PDF 55.7KB)
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Butler & Blackberry Melbourne Pty Ltd

Date: 19 October 2012
Court: Federal Magistrates Court, Melbourne
Nature of proceedings: Underpayments
Penalty: $48 000
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Butler & Blackberry Melbourne Pty Ltd (PDF 973.7KB)
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Wegra Investments Pty Ltd

Date: 15 October 2012
Court: Federal Magistrates Court, Adelaide
Nature of proceedings: Underpayments
Penalty: $34 000
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Wegra Investments (PDF 1.5MB)
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WKO Pty Ltd trading as Dinky Di Child Care Centre

Date: 3 October 2012
Court: Federal Magistrates Court, Perth
Nature of proceedings: Leave entitlements
Penalty: $13 200
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v W.K.O. Pty Ltd - AUSTLII external-icon.png

Stacborn Pty Ltd t/as Eagle Boys Cessnock

Date: 1 October 2012
Court: Federal Magistrates Court, Sydney
Nature of proceedings: Underpayments
Penalty: $30 000
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Stacborn Pty Ltd t/as Eagle Boys Cessnock (PDF 986KB)
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July 2012 - September 2012

Nerd Group and Jack Garber

Date: 26 September 2012
Court: Federal Magistrates Court, Perth
Nature of proceedings: General Protections
Penalty: $5280
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Nerd Group and Jack Garber (PDF 625.9KB)
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Gary Martin North (Humidifresh Industries Pty Ltd)

Date: 18 September 2012
Court: Federal Magistrates Court, Brisbane
Nature of proceedings: Underpayments
Penalty: $13 200
Decision: Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Gary Martin North (Humidifresh Industries Pty Ltd) (PDF 268KB)
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Access Embroidery (Australia) Pty Ltd & Tao Hua

Date: 14 September 2012
Judge: Federal Magistrate Turner
Court: Federal Magistrates Court, Melbourne
Nature of proceedings: Underpayments
Penalty: $29 700 (Access Embroidery) and $7920 (Mr Hua)
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Access Embroidery (Australia) Pty Ltd & Tao Hua (PDF 1.4MB)
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Turbo Cafe Point Cook Pty Ltd and Turbo Cafe Watergardens Pty Ltd & Domenic Versace

Date: 6 September 2012
Judge: Federal Magistrate O’Dwyer
Court: Federal Magistrates Court, Melbourne
Nature of proceedings: Underpayments
Penalty: Turbo Cafe Watergardens - $26,400 (Turbo Cafe Watergardens) and $5,280 (Mr Versace).
Turbo Cafe Point Cook - $39,000 (Turbo Cafe Point Cook) and $7,920 (Mr Versace).
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Turbo Cafe Point Cook Pty Ltd and Domenic Versace (PDF 530.4KB)
Fair Work Ombudsman v Turbo Cafe Watergardens Pty Ltd and Domenic Versace (PDF 546.1KB)
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RFJCO Pty Ltd & Anors

Date: 29 August 2012
Judge: Federal Magistrate Raphael
Court: Federal Magistrates Court, Sydney
Nature of proceedings: Adverse action, underpayments
Penalty: $18 700
Decisions: Fair Work Ombudsman v RFJCO Pty Ltd & Ors - AUSTLII external-icon.png

Haig Brown Industries and Neil Haig Brown

Date: 28 August 2012
Judge: Federal Magistrate Riley
Court: Federal Magistrates Court, Melbourne
Nature of proceedings: Underpayments, pay slips
Penalty: $9500 (Haig Brown Industries Pty Ltd) $1000 (Neil Haig Brown)
Decisions: Awaiting written decision

Glad Group Pty Ltd

Date: 21 August 2012
Judge: Federal Magistrate Emmett
Court: Federal Magistrates Court, Sydney
Nature of proceedings: Underpayments
Penalty: $62 000
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Glad Group Pty Ltd (PDF 4.5MB)

Fed Up Deli & Catering Pty Ltd & Christopher Meade Jones

Date: 13 August 2012
Judge: Federal Magistrate Jarrett
Court: Federal Magistrates Court, Brisbane
Nature of proceedings: Underpayments
Penalty: $19 965
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Fed Up Deli & Catering Pty Ltd (PDF 101.6KB)
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Ultra Tune Australia Pty Ltd

Date: 3 August 2012
Judge: Federal Magistrate Lucev
Court: Federal Magistrates Court, Perth
Nature of proceedings: Underpayments
Penalty: $8580
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Ultra Tune Australia Pty Ltd (PDF 1.7MB)
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Melland Pty Ltd (in liq.) t/as Uncle Tom's Fine Foods & Mr Andrew Sitarenos

Date: 31 July 2012
Judge: Federal Magistrate Lindsay
Court: Federal Magistrates Court, Adelaide
Nature of proceedings: Underpayments and pay slips
Penalty: $24 280
Decision: Fair Work Ombudsman v Melland Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 1MB)
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Go Yo Trading Pty Ltd and Yojiro Nakauchi

Date: 27 July 2012
Court: Federal Magistrates' Court, Brisbane
Judge: Federal Magistrate Jarrett
Nature of proceedings: Underpayment
Penalty: $49 500 (Go Yo Trading Pty Ltd) and $9900 (Yojiro Nakauchi)
Decisions: Fair Work Ombudsman v Go Yo Trading Pty Limited & Anor - AUSTLII external-icon.png

Kensington Management Services Pty Ltd

Date: 26 July 2012
Judge: Federal Magistrate Smith
Court: Federal Magistrates Court, Sydney
Nature of proceedings: Underpayment (penalty proceedings)
Penalty: $22 000
Decision: Kensington Management Services Pty Ltd (PDF 746.6KB)
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