Amid media claims of corruption involving unions on key building sites, the current regulator for industrial relations within the building industry in Australia has taken unrelated court action against a key construction union over alleged practices of coercion on a Perth building site in 2013.

On Monday, Fair Work Building and Construction (FWBC) said it had lodged a matter with the Federal Court of Australian Perth against the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) as well as six of its officials over allegations of coercive and adverse action on the Perth Children’s Hospital site being…