Message from the Executive

Three Dead Construction Workers in Four Days!

Written by Dave Noonan on 16 October 2016



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Thinking of my Friend Tony Medina

Written by Dave Noonan on 16 August 2016

A good-looking, soccer-loving charmer, my good friend Tony Medina worked tirelessly for two decades to safeguard workers against the hazards involved in the removal of asbestos - an area he himself had worked in before becoming a union official.

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Government Must Push Apprenticeships, not Cheap Labour

Written by Dave Noonan on 24 July 2016

Within 24 hours of the Turnbull Government’s unveiling of the PaTH program designed to address youth unemployment, both the Prime Minister and Employment Minister Michaelia Cash were unable to answer mounting questions relating to the initiative, which Cash described as ‘exciting.’

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Standing up for Safety is not a ‘Racket’

Written by Dave Noonan on 11 March 2016

In late February, a man died while at work on the Royal Adelaide Hospital site in South Australia.

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Workers’ lives at stake, Mr Abbott

Written by on 19 August 2015

You’ve probably heard about the looming China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) – not good news for construction workers.

You probably haven’t yet been told about the most alarming part of this dud agreement: its undermining and erosion of workplace OHS standards and conditions that unions have fought hard to win over many decades.

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Risk Assessments – a flawed concept

Written by on 08 June 2015

I thought I’d share some ideas and reflections on risk assessments, by a man who I had the great privilege of getting to know whilst I attended Ballarat University, now known as Federation University.

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