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Unions Fined Millions In Record Judegment
Business
Friday September 15 2017

Unions Fined Millions In Record Judegment

The nation’s biggest building union has been hit with millions of dollars in fines over conduct in which a judge has said that it was not...

Australia’s Top Building Cop Gone
Business
Thursday September 14 2017

Australia’s Top Building Cop Gone

The head of the national regulator for industrial relations within the building and construction industry in Australia has gone following allegations that his agency continued to...

Is Your Construction Contract Really a Sham?
Business
Monday March 20 2017

Is Your Construction Contract Really a Sham?

In October 2015, the ABC’s 7:30 program ran a story featuring ‘David’ (not his real name).

Queensland Apprentices Could Claim Millions in Back Pay
Business
Thursday February 9 2017

Queensland Apprentices Could Claim Millions in Back Pay

Unions in Queensland could be set to pursue millions of dollars’ worth of back pay claims on behalf of apprentices following a ruling that apprentices should...

Are Labour Hire Companies Rorting Aussie Workers?
Business
Tuesday April 26 2016

Are Labour Hire Companies Rorting Aussie Workers?

When Filipino worker Edwin De Castro landed a position through a labour hire firm to work on a construction site in Narrabri in New South Wales,...

Crossbenchers Gut Fair Work Changes
Business
Wednesday October 14 2015

Crossbenchers Gut Fair Work Changes

Senate crossbenchers have gutted government legislation to overhaul workplace relations laws that limit union bargaining timeframes for large construction projects.

Beef Up Foreign Worker Protection: Productivity Commission
Business
Wednesday August 5 2015

Beef Up Foreign Worker Protection: Productivity Commission

The Fair Work Ombudsman should have more resources to monitor employers in construction and other industries who employ foreign workers on 457 visas and other visa...

Should the ABCC Be Reborn?
Business
Friday June 19 2015

Should the ABCC Be Reborn?

Out of all of the current policy issues relevant to the building and construction sector in Australia, few elicit as much raw emotion or polarisation of...

CMFEU Official Claimed to be Steve Irwin: Building Cop
Commercial
Tuesday March 11 2014

CMFEU Official Claimed to be Steve Irwin: Building Cop

An official of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union falsely claimed to be Steve Irwin on a New South Wales building site, according to the...