Full Court Minute Books

Case P38/2015

Fair Work Ombudsman v. Quest South Perth Holdings Pty Ltd  & Ors

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

17/03/2015 Federal Court of Australia (North J, Barker J, Bromberg J)

[2015] FCAFC 37


Employment law – Employment relationship – Nature of – Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) s 357 - Where first respondent operated a business providing serviced apartments – Where first respondent employed two housekeepers purportedly through a contract hire company – Whether relationship was an employment relationship – Whether an employer can avoid the sham contracting provision of the Fair Work Act by interposing a third party into its contractual arrangements between employer and the other person.

Short Particulars


14/08/2015 Hearing (SLA, Perth)

27/08/2015 Notice of appeal

03/09/2015 Submitting appearance (Third Respondent)

18/09/2015 Written submissions (Appellant)

18/09/2015 Chronology (Appellant)

09/10/2015 Written submissions (Second Respondent)

23/10/2015 Reply

04/11/2015 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)

02/12/2015 Judgment (Judgment summary)