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CFMEU's Brian Parker set to be recalled before union commission

Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker Embattled New South Wales construction union boss Brian Parker is set to be recalled before the union royal commission, as two new whistleblowers urge Labor and trade union leaders to seek a...

Building firm Lis-Con says anti-Irish 'racism' and harassment by CFMEU caused business closure

A file photo of John Agius, CFMEU counsel at the royal commission.

Anna Patty Construction company Lis-Con has blamed union harassment for its decision to close business in Queensland but the royal commission into trade unions has heard suggestions a $4 million payroll tax...

CFMEU official Peter Close denies he threatened to stop cranes at Barangaroo

'Difficult': Universal Cranes managing director, Albert Smith.

Anna Patty A CFMEU official denied threatening to ban a crane company from operating at Sydney's Barangaroo building site dismissing what was interpreted as a veiled threat as "chit chat", the royal commission...

CFMEU faces legal action over alleged coercion

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Anna Patty Union officials face fines of more than $10,000 for allegedly coercing a building company to make an enterprise agreement with the CFMEU.

CFMEU takes complaints about leaks to police

'Gravely concerned': CFMEU national construction secretary Dave Noonan leaving the royal commission earlier this month.

Anna Patty The CFMEU has requested the Australian Federal Police investigate apparent leaks about witnesses and evidence from the Trade Union Royal Commission.

Former CFMEU official Brian Fitzpatrick called triple-0 after death threats, inquiry told

Brian Fitzpatrick

Anna Patty Former union official Brian Fitzpatrick has told a royal commission that he called triple-0 moments after he received death threats.

Analysis

CFMEU corruption and bribery allegations play into government's hands

Senator Eric Abetz

James Massola Evidence of bribery and links between the powerful construction union, bikies, organised crime and companies seeking work on large private and government building projects could not have come at a...

CFMEU veteran received death threats after blowing whistle

Brian Fitzpatrick

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker A building union stalwart says he received death threats after he tried to stop his union's dealings with a Sydney crime figure.

Criminal links claims against CFMEU NSW boss

Brian Parker

Rachel Olding The NSW secretary of the building union could be forced to fight for his job next week amid accusations he gave favourable treatment to labour hire firms with criminals ties.

The trials and tribulations of the CFMEU

Ben Schneiders The CFMEU slogan 'If provoked, we will strike' works both ways, as the union discovered last week.

Union royal commission to set up taskforce to probe crime

Senator Brandis said commissioner Dyson Heydon (pictured) requested the extension.

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker and James Massola A multi-state taskforce to investigate suspected ties between organised crime and union officials is to be established.

Union-linked company's profits used as fighting fund, royal commission hears

Keynote speaker: Bill Shorten.

Anna Patty An election fighting fund linked to the National Union of Workers has hosted fund-raising seminars with keynote speakers including Labor leader Bill Shorten to help it generate up to $300,000 per...

Another official breaks ranks with NSW construction union

Local first: The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union wants employers to continue to advertise locally before hiring workers on 457 visas.

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker, Anna Patty Another veteran NSW construction union official has broken ranks to accuse senior union officials of maligning and labelling as "dogs" any union officerl who speaks out about corruption and...

Serious injuries on ACT construction sites continue to rise

Ben Westcott Serious injuries on ACT construction sites have risen for the second year in a row on a per capita basis, two years after a major report into site safety called for a reduction of 35 per cent.

Trade union inquiry witnesses fear for safety, hearing told

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Anna Patty and Nick Ralston Witnesses have admitted to holding back evidence to the royal commission into union corruption, fearing for the safety of family members.

Greens reach for wallets in fight against Zed Seselja

ACT Senator Zed Seselja.

Ben Westcott Almost half of all individual donations to the ACT Greens in the 2013-14 financial year came from outside the territory, as Greens supporters across the country rallied to stop Zed Seselja getting...

Dangerous liaisons: How George Alex and his gang corrupted the building industry

1 December 2009 FEATURE Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story by Gillian Lord. Author and underworld figure, Mick Gatto was in Canberra to promote his book. SPECIAL 111

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker George Alex's ambition to control building construction in Australia was enabled by the backing of ruthless criminals, big building companies willing to turn a blind eye to his phoenixing operations...

Royal commission: Hindmarsh Construction manager says he was told union delegates 'the price of industrial peace'

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Anna Patty The royal commission into trade unions has heard the presence of two union delegates who did little or no work on a construction site was the price a labour hire company had to pay for industrial...