CFMEU

CFMEU takes complaints about leaks to police

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.

Boral 'black banned' by union because of Grocon link

Boral

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.

Union corruption: Death threats in building industry

Fitzpatrick

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...

Australia's unions warned to get paperwork in order for royal commission

Anna Patty Australia's peak union body has warned its affiliates to be prepared to provide documents at short notice showing any payments they have made to officials, relatives or political campaigns.

2014 Press freedom Australia address

Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker, Investigative journalists for The Age

Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker NICK McKENZIE:

Privacy commissioner investigates superannuation company CBUS

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Nick McKenzie Richard Baker Matthew Dunkley The Australian Privacy Commissioner is investigating superannuation giant CBUS for a second alleged large-scale leak of workers personal details.

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.

PM signals powerful union probe

Peter Cosgrove is announced as the next Governor-General by Prime Minister Tony Abbott during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday 28 January 2014.
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James Massola Josh Gordon Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott is poised to announce a royal commission with sweeping powers to examine corruption and other crime in the union movement.

Abbott swoops on union graft

Abbott

James Massola, Judith Ireland Prime Minister Tony Abbott is poised to announce a royal commission with sweeping powers to examine slush funds, corruption and malfeasance in the union movement.

Union veteran received death threats

Brian Fitzpatrick

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker and James Massola A building union stalwart says he received death threats after he tried to stop his union's dealings with a Sydney crime figure, as mounting revelations see Prime Minister Tony Abbott poised to...

Threat to kill whistleblower

Brian Fitzpatrick

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker and James Massola A building union stalwart says he received death threats after trying to stop his union's dealings with a Sydney crime figure, as mounting revelations see Tony Abbott poised to announce a royal...

Another top union official forced out

John Setka

Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker Another Victorian building union official has been forced out over corruption concerns at a state government site, as his state secretary, John Setka, on Wednesday night rejected an allegation that...

Big building firms linked to improper dealings with subcontractors

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker Some of Australia's biggest building firms are implicated in improper dealings with subcontractors and union officials on construction and mining sites across the country.