My employer stopped paying me about 3 weeks ago and I basically quit but am still trying to get the money he owes me. I've threatened to take this to Fair Work Australia if he doesn't pay me and while conceding (in text messages) that he owes me money and that he will sort it out, he has done nothing but avoid paying me every time he's established a time for me to see him. Today I told him that I'm not interested chasing it up anymore and that I'll just take legal action and he started sending me veiled threats. The head chef at my workplace has also threatened me over semi-related issues. I already know enough about Employment Law that I'm certain he will be in a lot of trouble if I were to take my diary records to Fair Work Australia (along with other former staff that have been done poorly by him, including but not limited to his verbal threats of stabbing three former female employees - this was three separate occasions in private) What I'm concerned about are whether the threats he has made to me warrant contacting police. These are the threats that have been made to me: 21/9 - had a phone conversation with the head chef. He was mostly just yelling and swearing at me and I basically told him I quit (I think I said "fire me I don't care I'm not working for you anymore because I'm not paid"). That call ended but he immediately called me back to tell me he's "going to bash me if I turn up to collect my pay" and he repeated that about 4 times. 25/9 - owner messages me and says "Well does ur family know your drug f**ked and u don't know what's what and already been paid most of it..." (this wasn't really a threat but it was abusive and false - I don't do drugs, period, although most of that staff at this workplace do and everybody has seen the owner and head chef snorting coke on the premises) 27/9 - turned up at work at the time arranged by the owner for me to be reimbursed my missing pay. Owner didn't show up. Head chef was angry that I was there and approached me and told me "if you ever speak to me like that again I will bash you" and he repeated that a few times as well - a friend was with me when he said this but there were also other staff and patrons present. 27/9 - [Owner text message] "Yeah we know about you c**t Watch your f**king mouth" 27/9 - [Owner text message] "You selling s**t to my workers, I've got recording you stupid c**t! So go f**k yourself before you get hurt." - this was a lie again but does this veiled threat of violence constitute a real threat of violence?