2014 - 2015 litigation outcomes

This section provides information on our litigation outcomes for the 2014 - 2015 financial year.

We use legal activities as one way to achieve compliance with Australian workplace laws. These activities are part of a broader compliance system that makes sure employers and employees comply with these laws.

July 2014 – June 2015

Grandcity (GW) Travel & Tour Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 26 June 2015

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments and general protections - sham contracting

Penalty: $192 840.00 against Grandcity (GW) Travel & Tour Pty Ltd & $35 496.00 against Na Xu

Decision: FWO v Grandcity (GW) Travel & Tour Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 690.4KB)

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A.C.N. 156 455 828 Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 19 June 2015

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Failure to comply with a compliance notice and failure to comply with a notice to produce

Penalty: $55 000.00 against ACN 156 455 828 Pty Ltd trading as Trek North Tours and $12 000.00 against Leigh Alan Jorgensen

DecisionFWO v Trek North Tours & Anor (No.2) (PDF 233.6KB)

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Rainbow Paradise Preschool Childhood Development and Education Long Day Care Centre Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 19 June 2015

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments and failure to comply with a notice to produce

Penalty: $7 019.00 against Rainbow Paradise Preschool and $7 019.00 against Gina Moelau

Decision: FWO v Rainbow Paradise Preschool & Anor (PDF 1.3MB)

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Mark Edward Myles

Date: 5 June 2015

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments and General Protections

Penalty: $28 900.00 against Mark Edward Myles

Decision: FWO v Mark Edward Myles (PDF 826.1KB)

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Mordel Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 18 May 2015

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Failure to comply with a compliance notice

Penalty: $75 000.00 against Mordel Pty Ltd, $15 000.00 against Douglas Charles Kidd

DecisionFWO v Mordel Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 146.8KB)

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D'Adamo Nominees Pty Ltd (No. 4)

Date: 8 May 2015

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments

Penalty: $0.00 against D'Adamo Nominees Pty Ltd - our application was dismissed by the Court

Decision: FWO v. D'Adamo Nominess Pty Ltd (No. 4) (PDF 1.5MB)

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Devine Marine Group Pty Ltd & Ors

Date: 22 April 2015

Court: Federal Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayment and failure to comply with a notice to produce

Penalty: $8 000.00 against Brett Barry Devine

Decision: FWO v Devine Marine Group Pty Ltd & Ors (PDF 321.1KB)

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Hair Industrie Erina Pty Ltd & Anor, House of Colour @ Hurstville Pty Ltd and The House of Colour @ Shellharbour

Date: 15 April 2015

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayment and failure to comply with Compliance Notice

Penalty: $80 000.00 against Hair Industrie Erina Pty Ltd, $20 000.00 against Nelvin Lal, $40 000.00 against House of Colour @ Hurstville Pty Ltd and $22 000.00 against The House of Colour @ Shellharbour

Decision: Judge Driver handed down judgement in the matter, however His Honour indicated that he did not intend to issue written reasons in the matters.

Offshore Marine Services Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 27 March 2015

Court: Federal Court

Nature of Proceedings: General protections FOA

Penalty: $79 200.00 against Maritime Union Australia, compensation to be paid to Mr Love in the amount of $352 100.00 and compensation to be paid to Mrs Love in the amount of $371 200.00

DecisionFWO v Offshore Marine Services Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 590.3KB)

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Darna Pty Ltd and Anor

Date: 27 March 2015

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayment and failure to comply with Compliance Notice

Penalty: $17 850.00 against Darna Pty Ltd and $4590.00 against Yoav Oren

Decision: FWO v Darna Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 332.1KB)

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Viper Industries Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 4 March 2015

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayment and failure to comply with Compliance Notice

Penalty: $20 400.00 against Viper Industries Pty Ltd and $4080.00 against Jack Younes

Decision: FWO v Viper Industries Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 478.6KB)

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Stepping Stones Child Care Centre (NSW) Pty Ltd and Anor

Date: 4 March 2015

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayment and failure to comply with Compliance Notice

Penalty: $12 000.00 against Stepping Stones Child Care Centre (NSW) Pty Ltd and $3000.00 against Ailsa Tavendale

Decision: FWO v Stepping Stones Child Care Centre (NSW) Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 2.9MB)

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Global Work and Travel Co Pty Ltd & Ors

Date: 24 February 2015

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Sham contracting and underpayment

Penalty: $60 018.75 against Global Work and Travel Co Pty Ltd, $56 306.25 against Global Work & Travel Co (Australia) Pty Ltd, $11 261.25 against Carly Deborah Himmelman and Pierre Michael Himmelman and $12 003.75 against Pierre Michael Himmelman

Decision: FWO v Global Work and Travel Co Pty Ltd & Ors (PDF 506.7KB)

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The Hub @ Mermaid Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 17 February 2015

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayment and failure to comply with Compliance Notice

Penalty: $70 000.00 against The Hub @ Mermaid Pty Ltd and $14 500.00 against Graham John Bell

Decision: FWO v The Hub @ Mermaid Pty Ltd (PDF 575.7KB)

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Crocmedia Pty Ltd

Date: 29 January 2015

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayment

Penalty: $24 000.00

Decision: FWO v Crocmedia Pty Ltd (PDF 306.4KB)

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Longridge Group Pty Ltd

Date: 28 January 2015

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayment

Penalty: $29 790.00

Decision: FWO v Longridge Group Pty Ltd (PDF 621.1KB)

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Sona Peaks Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 23 January 2015

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayment and failure to comply with Compliance Notice

Penalty: $12 500.00 against Sona Peaks Pty Ltd and $3000.00 against David Anderson

Decision: FWO v Sona Peaks Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 239.6KB)

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Absynthe Restaurant Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 23 January 2015

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayment and failure to comply with Compliance Notice

Penalty: $12 750.00 against Absynthe Restaurant Pty Ltd and $2550.00 against Meyjitte Boughenout

Decision: FWO v Absynthe Restaurant Pty Ltd (PDF 252.4KB)

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Primeage Pty Ltd & Ors

Date: 23 January 2015

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayment

Penalty: $80 000.00 against Primeage Pty Ltd and $17 500.00 against Tsinman Fu and $13 000.00 against Ping Ostrovskih

Decision: FWO v Primeage Pty Ltd & Ors (PDF 176.1KB)

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OHMedia Melbourne Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 23 January 2015

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayment

Penalty: $85 000.00 against OHMedia Melbourne Pty Ltd and $15 000.00 against Wen Zhou

Decision: FWO v OHMedia Melbourne Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 1.4MB)

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ECFF Pty Ltd & Ors

Date: 24 December 2014

Court:  Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayment

Penalty: $70 000.00 against ECFF Pty Ltd, $15 000.00 against Priscilla Lam and $15 000.00 against David Lam

Decision: FWO v ECFF Pty Ltd & Ors (PDF 307.4KB)

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Jay Group Services Pty Ltd & Ors

Date: 19 December 2014

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayment

Penalty: $190 245.00

Decision: FWO v Jay Group Services Pty Ltd & Ors (PDF 1.2MB)

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Westlink International Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 12 December 2014

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings:  Underpayment

Penalty:  $66 000.00 against Westlink International Pty Ltd and $9900.00 against Brian O’Halloran

Decision: FWO v Westlink International Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 318.6KB)

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Wedderburn Petroleum Pty Ltd

Date: 20 November 2014

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayment

Penalty:  $123 915.00

Decision: FWO v Wedderburn Petroleum Pty Ltd (PDF 387.6KB)

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Anahata Naturals Pty Ltd

Date: 12 November 2014

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayment and Failure to comply with Compliance Notice

Penalty: $15 300.00 against Anahata Naturals Pty Ltd and $3542.00 against Megha Sood

Decision: FWO v Anahata Naturals Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 315.7KB)

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Daladontics (Vic) Pty Ltd

Date: 7 November 2014

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayment and failure to comply with Compliance Notice

Penalty: $38 250.00

Decision: FWO v Daladontics (Vic) Pty Ltd (PDF 329.1KB)

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Fardin Soleimani & Beverly Soleimani

Date: 7 November 2014

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments

Penalty: $19 805.00 against Fardin Soleimani and $19 805.00 against Beverly Soleimani

DecisionFWO v Fardin Soleimani & Anor (PDF 522.9KB)

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Quincolli Pty Ltd and Potter

Date: 18 February 2013 and 7 November 2014

Court: Federal Circuit Court and Federal Court (Appeal)

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayment

Penalty: $107 500.00

Decisions: FWO v Quincolli Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 583.6KB)

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Potter v FWO (PDF 211.1KB)

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Lifestyle SA Pty Ltd

Date: 31 October 2014

Court: Federal Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayment

Penalty: $196 000.00 against Lifestyle SA Pty Ltd

DecisionFWO v Lifestyle SA Pty Ltd (PDF 1.4MB)

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Barry Scott Distributors Pty Ltd

Date: 31 October 2014

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayment and failure to comply with Compliance Notice

Penalty: $79 942.00 against Barry Scott Distributors Pty Ltd and $15 048.00 against Ian Andrews

DecisionFWO v Barry Scott Distributors Pty Ltd (PDF 995.3KB)

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Cuts Only the Original Barber Pty Ltd & Ors

Date: 22 October 2014

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayment

Penalty: $50,160.00 against Cuts Only the Original Barber Pty Ltd, $10,032.00 against Paul Salter and $10,032.00 against George Dimaris

DecisionFWO v Cuts Only The Original Barber Pty Ltd & Ors (PDF 753.8KB)

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World Gym Sunshine Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 19 September 2014

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Failure to comply with Fair Work Commission Order

Penalty: $41 182.50 against World Gym Sunshine Pty Ltd & $6426.00 against Wayne George Mailing

DecisionFWO v World Gym Sunshine Pty Ltd & Ors (PDF 296KB)

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Vivien Mahomet (t/as Academy for Kids)

Date: 15 September 2014

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayment

Penalty: $19 980.00 against Vivien Mahomet

Decision: FWO v Vivien Mahomet (t/as) Academy for Kids   (PDF 3.4MB)

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Crystal Carwash Café Pty Ltd & Ors

Date: 7 August 2014

Court: Federal Court

Nature of proceedings: Underpayment

Penalty: $70 000.00 against Crystal Carwash Café Pty Ltd, $10 000.00 against Anthony Sahade and $10 000.00 against Peter Khouri

Decision: Crystal Carwash Café Pty Ltd & Ors (PDF 225.6KB)

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