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Mining union leader rejects ROC's credit card misuse allegations

CFMMEU mining and energy division Queensland district president Stephen Smyth has denied allegations that he misused his union credit card, maintaining that he repaid some items while others were legitimate work-related expenses.

Court declines to stay RTBU charges against official

The Federal Court has refused to grant an injunction against the RTBU's national executive hearing charges brought under the union rules of alleged "gross misbehaviour" by a Victorian-based official.

ROC investigating education and health services unions

Protected disclosures have prompted the ROC to probe whether a former AEU ACT branch leader improperly used his position, while it has also launched an investigation into the HSU Victorian No 1 branch's financial affairs that the union has derided as "politically motivated".

Court clears way for UFU to revive Queensland branch

The UFU's national office has won court backing to "resuscitate" its Queensland branch after a precipitous membership decline and a subsequent mass resignation by officers and delegates in 2019.

No prosecutions after ROC winds-up AWU donations probe

The ROC has wound up its three-year investigation of the AWU's historical $264,000 in donations that led to the infamous raid on the union's Melbourne and Sydney headquarters, finding the union breached registered organisations laws when it failed to authorise any of the 20 donations under the spotlight, but has decided against taking any further action against individuals or the union.

Union logo "not misleading and deceptive": Ruling

The breakaway Victorian Ambulance Union has won the right to register its trademark after IP Australia rejected claims it will deceive people into thinking it is the UWU's ambulance section and that it is misleading to call itself a union as it is not registered under the RO Act.

Legislated ban won't stop us: Unregistered unions

An unregistered "red union" said to be pursuing more than a thousand challenges to workplace vaccine mandates says it won't be stopped by a Queensland Government plan to ban unregistered associations from covering members under the State's IR laws.

Court carpets ABCC over "inflammatory" claims

The Federal Court has criticised the ABCC's "misrepresentation" of evidence in pleadings and a media release, concluding the watchdog bore some responsibility for a subsequent report in a national newspaper that wrongly stated that a CFMMEU organiser made a "throat-slitting" gesture to a truck driver.

No "irregularities" in O'Connor's re-election: Court

The Federal Court has concluded its inquiry into the CFMMEU manufacturing division's recent election that overwhelmingly returned Michael O'Connor as national leader, finding no "irregularities" in six candidates having their nominations disallowed and 83 alleged members being denied the opportunity to vote.