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Created Wed 19/08/2015, Last Updated Wed 19/08/2015

Statement from ACTU Secretary Dave Oliver on Royal Commission

Statement from ACTU Secretary Dave Oliver:

Acting on behalf of a number of affiliated unions, the ACTU has today advised the Royal Commission into Trade Unions that it has determined to proceed with an application on Friday that the Commissioner disqualify himself. 

The ACTU has always maintained that the Royal Commission is a political witch hunt by Tony Abbott designed to weaken his political opponents.

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Created Mon 17/08/2015, Last Updated Mon 17/08/2015

CFMEU welcomes decision of the Senate in rejecting ABCC bill

The CFMEU has welcomed the decision today of the Senate in the Federal Parliament to vote down the bill to reestablish the ABCC.

National CFMEU Construction Secretary Dave Noonan said that the defeat of the bill is a vote for equal rights for workers in the construction industry and a vote against discrimination.

“The union has maintained that laws pertaining to the ABCC are undemocratic and unnecessary given that there are industrial laws that cover all workers in Australia – and construction workers should not be subject to different laws.

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Created Thu 13/08/2015, Last Updated Thu 13/08/2015

Royal Commission should be shut down

The Royal Commission into trade unions should be shut down immediately following revelations that Commissioner Dyson Heydon accepted an invitation to be the guest speaker at a Liberal Party fundraiser, according to the CFMEU.

CFMEU National Construction Secretary Dave Noonan said that there could now be no doubt in anyone’s mind about the partisan nature of the Commission.

“No fair minded person can have any faith in the fairness of the proceedings of the Commission given the links between the Commissioner and the Liberal Party,” he said.