Articles by: Frances Flanagan

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Industrial Relations Pantomime, by Frances Flanagan

The CFMEU reprieve and the Coalition’s culture war

Informit: Industrial relations Pantomine

The CFMEU reprieve and the Coalition's culture war On 16 May 2018 Australia took a quiet step away from the recriminalisation of organised industrial activity. Criminal charges against Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) officials John Setka and Shaun Reardon, which had been laid by the Victorian Director of Public Prosecutions following the recommendations of the Trade Union Royal Commission (TURC), were dropped. The men had been accused of making an 'unwarranted demand…