A woman who was convicted of conspiracy to import cocaine and sentenced to more than four years in jail has been cleared to work as a teacher after a tribunal found a government department was wrong to refuse her a working-with-children check.
FWBC advisory board chair John Lloyd says he is "surprised" the ACCC does not have enough evidence to launch a prosecution against the CFMEU for taking secondary boycott action against concrete supplier Boral.
The Victorian Supreme Court has ordered the CFMEU construction and general division to give Boral Resources the mobile phone numbers of seven of its senior officials to help the company in contempt proceedings against the union for allegedly breaching an injunction not to blockade a Regional Rail Link project site in Melbourne's western suburbs.
Craig Thomson's criminal conduct demonstrated a "brazen arrogance and sense of entitlement" and a "breach of trust of the highest order" in dealing with union funds, Victorian Magistrate Charlie Rozencwajg said today in his reasons for imposing an immediate jail term on the former HSU leader.
Three of the four young men who died during the former Labor government’s home insulation rollout had not completed training in ceiling insulation installation, the royal commission into the stimulus program has heard, while the head of the inquiry has warned counsel not to cover old ground.
Fair Work Building and Construction chief executive Leigh Johns has challenged those who say the inspectorate should have intervened in the Grocon Supreme Court proceedings to identify the powers it could have relied upon, while the main players are about to head back for more talks with FWA President, Justice Iain Ross.
Grocon Constructors has shown the Victorian Supreme Court graphic footage of CFMEU protesters pushing back police horses in Melbourne's CBD this morning in its successful bid to extend a ban on union officials coming within 50 metres of the Emporium site.