In a formal submission to the coronial inquest into the death of construction worker Jorge Castillo-Riffo, his widowed partner Pam Gurner-Hall has called for the establishment of a new, independent safety commissioner for South Australia and for coronial inquests into deaths at work to be mandato
Serious penalties have been imposed by the Federal Court on Brisbane high-rise developer Menso for breaches of the Fair Work Act during an attempted right of entry by CFMEU officials for a safety inspection.
The CFMEU has called on the Turnbull Government to immediately implement the key finding of the Murray report into Security of Payments. The report recommends that progress claims and retention monies be held in statutory trusts.
The CFMEU has welcomed news of a settlement between its former Canberra organiser, John Lomax, and the Australian Federal Police, over his wrongful arrest during the Trade Union Royal Commission (TURC).
Jorge Castillo-Riffo died during the construction of the New Royal Adelaide Hospital after being crushed by a scissor lift in November 2014. Today, SafeWork SA Inspector Cathy Croci today gave evidence in the Coronial Inquest into his death.
The Turnbull Government’s partisan watchdog, the Australian Building and Construction Commission, has been left with egg on its face over its petty and costly pursuit of construction workers and their representatives for having an informal catch up at work.