The Morrison Government has demonstrated once again it is in the pocket of property developers and building industry employer groups by pouring even more resources into going after workers while it does nothing about phoenix companies.
The Chinese owned construction giant, John Holland Group, has been caught out bullying its subcontractors into keeping records on workers who attend political rallies, threatening legal action and fines.
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.