..

Politics

  • Written by Senator Cash



Today’s Federal Court decision to impose a $590,800 penalty on the CFMEU and its officials reinforces the importance of the Turnbull Government’s key policy to re-establish the Australian Building and Construction Commission to restore law and order on our building sites.

 

This substantial penalty is yet another demonstration of the CFMEU’s complete contempt for Australian workplace laws.

 

The CFMEU’s coordinated campaign of unlawful action targeted nine job sites in Melbourne and Geelong, including critical infrastructure projects such as hospitals and aged care facilities.

 

Illegal industrial action by militant unions damages Australia’s international competitiveness, deters investment, damages job creation and imposes an unnecessary additional cost to construction.

 

Since 2007 the CFMEU has been fined $9.2 million by various courts. Today there are still 100 CFMEU officials before the courts facing a total of 993 suspected contraventions of the law.

 

Under Bill Shorten, Labor has accepted over $3 million from the CFMEU. This is the price the union pays for the Labor Party to turn a blind eye to their rampant lawlessness. This is also the price the CFMEU pays to purchase Mr Shorten’s policy to abolish the ABCC and allow the CFMEU to continue to break the law.

 

It has become completely untenable for the Labor Party to continue to receive millions of dollars in donations from Australia’s most corrupt union - an organisation that has repeatedly demonstrated no intention of obeying Australian law.


George Neophytou - Don’t be taken for granted

George Neophytou George Neophytou, independent candidate for Gippsland East is concerned our electorate is being taken for granted. For too long Gippsland East has been the electorate that Labor...

Prime Minister's media conference at Glenelg

DOORSTOP WITH PREMIER OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA HON STEVEN MARSHALL MP, MINISTER FOR DEFENCE, THE HON CHRISTOPHER PYNE MP AND NICOLLE FLINT MP, MEMBER FOR BOOTHBY GLENELG, SA SUNDAY 14 OCTOBER 2018 SUBJEC...

Canavan calls out Shorten’s resources schtick

Resources Minister Matt Canavan has called on Labor to state one clear position – just one, not two or three - on the future of Australia’s thermal coal industry.   Following a string of confused ...

Labor must back independent board for agri-chemical regulator

Labor must back moves to further strengthen the independence of the agri-chemical regulator, Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud said today.   Minister Littleproud, who has said the Austral...

Scott Morrison interview with Ian McNamara

IAN MCNAMARA: Good morning Prime Minister. PRIME MINISTER: G’day Macca how are you? MACCA: You’re at Bathurst I believe? PRIME MINISTER: Yeah we’re just rolling up now, up towards the racetrack a...

Shorten sells out Victorian workers over gas

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan has condemned federal Labor leader Bill Shorten’s “anti-development agenda” following comments he made in Victoria today about sourcing gas...

Business News

Brava Lingerie

Brava Lingerie’s Customer Service The Perfect Fit; 2018 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards winners When Lin Windram and daughter Maxine launched Brava Lingerie 12 years ago due to their own negati...

Australian handmade soaps woo China buyers

Natural handmade soaps are experiencing a boom across mainland China with households prepared to pay a premium to buy them.    Driven by a growing disillusionment with cosmetics products that contai...

How to Improve the Work Environment for Employees

As an employer, there are many things it takes to hold a business together. As well as ensuring you market it and keep a steady stream of income, managing your employees effectively is also critical...

Travel

The Best Moment of Your Life from Lonely Planet

Discover 100 Life-Changing Travel Experiences with The Best Moment of Your Life from Lonely Planet What’s the best moment of your life? It’s a simple question to ask, but a more challenging one t...

Travel expert Anthony Goldman outlines what's trending for elite travellers

LOVERS OF LUXE DRIVING TRAVEL TRENDS   Travel expert Anthony Goldman outlines what’s trending for elite travellers in 2019 and beyond…   Media Release – 15 October 2018 - Travellers are splurgin...

End of year travel can deliver big benefits if booked on certain credit cards

With more than 56% percent of the Australian population now owning a passport, it is no surprise the Australia Government recorded over nine million trips overseas at 2017 financial year end.   A wh...