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Mundey's legacy continues as new green ban imposed

The CFMMEU construction and general division's NSW branch has slapped a green ban on historic buildings in Parramatta that are set to be demolished under controversial plans to shift the Powerhouse Museum from inner-city Ultimo.

TWU in the clear despite misleading statements

The Federal Court has held that the TWU made misleading statements linking Aldi's supply chain arrangements with a spike in road deaths but has found that it did not breach the Australian Consumer Law as it is not a trading corporation and did not make the claims in trade or commerce.

TWU vows to fight on as Aldi narrows common law case

The TWU will continue its campaign of protests against Aldi, seeking supply chain agreements similar to those signed by Coles and Woolworths, after the retailer narrowed its common law claim against union.

Blackmail committal begins against Setka, Reardon

Boral chief executive Mike Kane is expected to be cross-examined next week by lawyers for Victorian CFMMEU leaders John Setka and Shaun Reardon, who today faced the first day of their committal hearing on blackmail charges in the Melbourne Magistrates Court.

Setka might challenge blackmail charges all the way to High Court

CFMEU construction and general division Victorian branch secretary John Setka has foreshadowed an appeal to the High Court if the State's Court of Appeal does not throw out blackmail charges against him and his lieutenant next year.

ACCC unit investigating IR conduct in construction

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has quietly established a special unit that has multiple investigations afoot in the commercial construction industry.

Xenophon will not support Government "sympathy strike" Bill

The Coalition's legislation that would raise maximum fines from $750.000 to $10 million for secondary boycotts is no certainty to become law after Nick Xenophon Team senators joined the Greens and Labor to declare it would not support it.

CFMEU Victoria legal costs skyrocket

The CFMEU construction and general division's Victorian branch spent $13.1 million on legal costs in the 12 months to the end of last year, up more than five-fold from $2.3 million in 2014.


Boral lost customers from CFMEU boycott, court hears

Concrete supplier Boral suffered "substantial losses and damage" from a boycott organised by the Victorian CFMEU because it was a crucial supplier to Grocon, the Federal Court heard today.