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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

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

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.

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

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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.

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

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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...

Union corruption: Death threats in building industry

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Nick McKenzie Richard Baker A death threat to NSW construction union veteran Brian Fitzpatrick after he blew the whistle on the union's links to an organised crime figure is being examined by the royal commission on union...

On the march

A member of Golden Dawn Australia joins the white nationalists.

When far-right and anti-racist groups came eye-to-eye on a Brisbane street, the result was always going to be ugly. By John Safran.

Boral 'black banned' by union because of Grocon link

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Nick Toscano Concrete giant Boral will allege that Australia's biggest building union has instituted a "black ban" on its products due to the company's association with developer Grocon.

Bald Hill wind farm builder threatened by union, say court papers

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Nick Toscano Construction union bosses allegedly warned a builder that "we will f--- you over" and that it was "going to get ugly" if the company did not sign a pay deal, according to court documents.

Whistleblower blasts union's own corruption probe

Mathew Dunckley A construction union whistleblower has blasted an ''independent'' investigation into the allegations of corruption he raised describing it as an outrageous whitewash.

Jim Byrnes vows to tell all at royal commission

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Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker, James Massola, Nick Ralston Colourful business identity Jim Byrnes has vowed to give evidence at the royal commission into union corruption about construction union bribery, links to organised criminals and the allegedly...

Crime figure hired Labor power-broker Graham Richardson to lobby developers

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Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker, James Massola and Nick Ralston Crime figure and allegedly corrupt building company owner George Alex hired Labor power-broker Graham Richardson to help lobby developers and secure building contracts in the mid 2000s.

Slush fund royal commission: the labour movement faces its demons

March starting at the Parliament House in Perth by Western Australian Unions.

Royce Millar and Ben Schneiders The Royal Commission into union corruption could fatally wound Bill Shorten’s leadership. Or so Tony Abbott hopes. But the PM should be careful what he wishes for.

Tony Abbott accused of breaking promise on pension age

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James Massola, Anna Patty, Matthew Knott, Judith Ireland The Abbott government is actively considering raising the pension age to 70 and changing indexation arrangements for the payments in the budget.

Leaked report shows more than 60 safety breaches at Lend Lease work sites

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Anna Patty An internal audit reveals Lend Lease has recorded more than 60 serious safety breaches in a year which have put builders at risk of electrocution, fire, falls from height and falling objects.