2015 - 2016 litigation outcomes

This section provides information on our litigation outcomes for the 2015 - 2016 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 2015 – June 2016

Ayam Rahmah Al Basry & Ors

Date: 4 March 2016

Court: Federal Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments and record keeping

Penalty$49,500.00 against Nidal Albarouki and $49,500.00 against Clency Ferriere

Decision: FWO v Ayam Rahmah Al Basry & Ors (PDF 266.2KB)

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Ahmad Hamid Mohammed Al Hilfi & Ors

Date: 4 March 2016

Court: Federal Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments and record keeping

Penalty: $44,550.00 against Nidal Albarouki and $44,550.00 against Clency Ferriere

Decision: FWO v Ahmad Hamid Mohammed Al Hilfi & Ors (PDF 266.2KB)

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Eastern Colour Pty Ltd (No 3) & Ors

Date: 3 March 2016

Court: Federal Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments

PenaltyA joint penalty of $50,000.00 against Eastern Colour Pty Ltd, SB Employments Pty Ltd and NB Employments Pty Ltd and $10,000.00 against Louisa Baronio

Decision: FWO v Eastern Colour Pty Ltd & Ors (PDF 144.3KB)

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Kleen Group Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 23 February 2016

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Failure to comply with a notice to produce

Penalty$20,400.00 against Kleen Group Pty Ltd and $4,590.00 against Henry Andrew Nickolls

Decision: FWO v Kleen Group Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 283.4KB)

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Deborah Ruth Souris

Date: 18 February 2016

Court: Federal Circuit Court

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

Penalty$9,000.00 against Deborah Ruth Souris

Decision: FWO v Deborah Ruth Souris (PDF 374.6KB)

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AAA Aussie Emergency Glass Pty Ltd

Date: 15 February 2016

Court: Federal Circuit Court

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

Penalty$35,500.00 against AAA Aussie Emergency Glass Pty Ltd

Decision: FWO v AAA Aussie Emergency Glass Pty Ltd (PDF 62.6KB)

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Openica Logistics Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 11 February 2016

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments and record keeping

Penalty: $34,500.00 against Openica Logistics Pty Ltd and $7,100.00 against Vladimir Taseski

Decision: FWO v Openica Logistics Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 220KB)

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Quality Food World Pty Ltd

Date: 11 February 2016

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments and record keeping

Penalty$85,000.00 against Quality Food World Pty Ltd

Decision: FWO v Quality Food World Pty Ltd (PDF 246.8KB)

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Naomi-Jayne Aldred

Date: 10 February 2016

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayment, record keeping and sham contracting

Penalty: $17,500.00 against Naomi-Jayne Aldred

Decision: FWO v Naomi-Jayne Aldred  (PDF 293.2KB)

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Hair Industrie Mt Druitt Pty Ltd

Date: 22 December 2015

Court: Federal Circuit Court

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

Penalty: $21 000.00 against Hair Industrie Mt Druitt Pty Ltd

DecisionFWO v Hair Industrie Mt Druitt Pty Ltd (PDF 158.7KB)

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Franco Cardamone

Date: 8 December 2015

Court: Federal Circuit Court

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

Penalty: $42 840.00 against Franco Cardamone

DecisionFWO v Franco Cardamone (PDF 324.9KB)

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Liquid Fuel Pty Ltd & Ors

Date: 4 December 2015

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments

Penalty: $79 537.50 against Liquid Fuel Pty Ltd, $4504.50 against Xin Zhang, $4504.50 against Linda Qu and $3861.00 against Nian Li

DecisionFWO v Liquid Fuel Pty Ltd & Ors (PDF 555.9KB)

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Scott Aeron Davenport t/as Scott's Painting Service

Date: 19 November 2015

Court: Federal Circuit Court

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

Penalty: $15 000.00 against Scott Aeron Davenport

DecisionFWO v Scott Aeron Davenport t/as Scott's Painting Services (PDF 259.2KB)

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GRI Global Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 17 November 2015

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments and general protections - sham contracting

Penalty: $20 400.00 against Security International Services Pty Ltd

Decision: Decision not published by the Court 

Security International Services Pty Ltd

Date: 17 November 2015

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments

Penalty: $40 000.00 against Security International Services Pty Ltd

Decision: Decision not published by the Court

Java Spice Australia Pty Ltd & Ors

Date: 5 November 2015

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments

Penalty: $60 000.00 against Java Spice Australia Pty Ltd, $12 000.00 against Moya Buckley and $1000.00 against Peter Buckley

DecisionFWO v Java Spice Australia Pty Ltd & Ors (PDF 614.6KB)

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The Syndicate Group Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 22 October 2015

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Failure to comply with a compliance notice

Penalty: $12 750.00 against The Syndicate Group Pty Ltd and $4845.00 against Claudio Locaso

DecisionFWO v The Syndicate Group Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 197KB)

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Ever Australia Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 9 October 2015

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments

Penalty: $8500.00 against Ever Australia Pty Ltd and $2550.00 on Yue Hua Liu

DecisionFWO v Ever Australia Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 665KB)

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Wedderburn Petroleum Pty Ltd

Date: 7 October 2015

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: General protections - failure to comply with a Fair Work Commission order

Penalty: $20 000.00 against Wedderburn Petroleum Pty Ltd

DecisionFWO v Wedderburn Petroleum Pty Ltd (PDF 384.9KB)

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Yum Cha Robina Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 21 September 2015

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments

Penalty: $20 700.00 against Yum Cha Robina Pty Ltd and $2850.00 against Iki Ngai-Ki Wong

Decision: Decision not published by the Court 

Dragon Tea House Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 11 September 2015

Court: Industrial Relations Court

Nature of Proceedings: Record keeping

Penalty: $5100.00 against Dragon Tea House Pty Ltd and $1360.00 against Xiao Zu Zhou 

DecisionFWO v Dragon Tea House Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 166.7KB)

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CS Brandso and EM Brandso

Date: 28 August 2015

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Failure to comply with a notice to produce

Penalty: $1500.00 against Chris Brandso

Decision: Decision not published by the Court 

Tsurc Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 12 August 2015

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Failure to comply with a compliance notice

Penalty: $3825.00 against Sotirios Theocharidis

DecisionFWO v Tsurc Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 323.2KB)

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Maritime Union of Australia (No 2) & Anor

Date: 11 August 2015

Court: Federal Court

Nature of Proceedings: General Protections

Penalty: $80 000.00 against Maritime Union of Australian and $15 000.00 against William Tracey

DecisionFWO v Maritime Union of Australia & Anor (PDF 279KB)

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Haider Enterprises Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 30 July 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: $6970.00 against Mubin Ul Haider

DecisionFWO v Haider Enterprises Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 164KB)

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Sona Peaks Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 24 July 2015

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Failure to comply with a compliance notice

Penalty: $118 650.00 against Sona Peaks Pty Ltd and $23 715.00 against David Peter Anderson

DecisionFWO v Sona Peaks Pty Ltd & Anor (PDF 398.5KB)

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Mobizone Pty Ltd & Anor

Date: 23 July 2015

Court: Industrial Relations Court

Nature of Proceedings: Record keeping

Penalty: $3500.00 against Mobizone Pty Ltd and $1500.00 against Raymond Kebbe

Decision: Decision not published by the Court

Invivo Group Pty Ltd (in Liq) & Ors

Date: 15 July 2015

Court: Federal Circuit Court

Nature of Proceedings: Underpayments

Penalty: $11 880.00 against Jonathan Stielow and $11 880.00 against Claudio Locaso

DecisionFWO v Invivo Group Pty Ltd (in Liq) & Ors (PDF 458.6KB)

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