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CFMEU Fines over Perth Blockade Increased
Civil
Thursday March 30 2017

CFMEU Fines over Perth Blockade Increased

The construction union and some of its key leaders have been fined $242,000 for blocking work on the $80 million Perth International Airport expansion.

ACTU Boss Renews Attack on Grocon
Business
Wednesday March 22 2017

ACTU Boss Renews Attack on Grocon

The head of Australia’s union movement has renewed her attack on construction company Grocon, accusing the company of being reckless and suggesting that penalties levied against...

Master Builders Accuses Union Head of Encouraging Law Breaking
Business
Monday March 20 2017

Master Builders Accuses Union Head of Encouraging Law Breaking

The South Australian head of a major construction industry lobby group has hit out at comments by the new head of the peak union body in...

WA’s Roe 8 Protesters Lose High Court Bid
Civil
Monday December 19 2016

WA’s Roe 8 Protesters Lose High Court Bid

Clashes between police and protesters at the site of the contentious Roe 8 road project in Perth's south look set to escalate, despite a High Court...

Several Construction Unions Don’t Support Skilled Trades Protest
Business
Tuesday December 13 2016

Several Construction Unions Don’t Support Skilled Trades Protest

Protest against changes in rules governing skilled trades workers does not have the support of a significant number of unions in Ontario's construction trades, according to...

Fencing in Place for Perth Freight Link
Infrastructure
Tuesday December 6 2016

Fencing in Place for Perth Freight Link

Preliminary work has begun on the first stage of the controversial Perth Freight Link, despite the possibility of a High Court challenge proceeding.

CFMEU Fined for Perth Airport Protest
Business
Tuesday May 31 2016

CFMEU Fined for Perth Airport Protest

The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union and six of its officials have been fined more than $21,200 for illegally blockading a Perth airport expansion site...

NSW Farmers Protest Mining ‘Intimacy’
Environment
Thursday July 31 2014

NSW Farmers Protest Mining ‘Intimacy’

Farmers and property owners from around NSW have protested about what they say is the "intimacy" of the state's planning department with the mining industry.

Watchdog Admits to Filming Union Protests
Business
Wednesday June 4 2014

Watchdog Admits to Filming Union Protests

The national construction industry watchdog has denied covertly spying on protesters at work site rallies, but admits it does openly snap pictures and film people at...