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Created Fri 24/07/2015, Last Updated Fri 24/07/2015

Arrest is nothing but politically motivated act: Media Release

The arrest of ACT CFMEU official John Lomax for trying to negotiate better pay and conditions for workers is an absolute disgrace, according to CFMEU National Construction Secretary Dave Noonan.

“It is unprecedented and an absolute disgrace that the Abbott Government is using the police to intervene in what is purely an industrial matter,” he said.

“Mr Lomax was arrested this morning. He was denied the right to have a lawyer present during the time he was at the police station. He has not been provided with any written document setting out allegations against him.”

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Created Thu 2/07/2015, Last Updated Thu 2/07/2015

Vale Jack Cambourn

The recent passing of Jack Cambourn, former National and New South Wales Secretary of the FEDFA was marked by a memorial service at the New South Wales Trades and Labour Council this week.

Jack, one of the luminaries of the Australian union movement and an architect of the

CFMEU was born in Balmain and spent his life struggling for the advancement of the

working class.

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Created Thu 28/05/2015, Last Updated Fri 29/05/2015

Statement regarding allegations in parliament 28/5/15

Christopher Pyne’s allegations regarding CFMEU Victorian Assistant Secretary, Shaun Reardon, made in Parliament today, have no foundation in truth.

The allegation originally made by Fair Work Building Commission (FWBC) head, Mr Hadgkiss before a Senate Committee in February, is that Mr Reardon made late night threatening phone calls to a female staff member of the FWBC in 2009. Mr Hadgkiss made these claims under parliamentary privilege because he knows, were he to repeat them outside this forum, he would be sued.