Mavis Robertson AM - who sadly passed away at the age of 84 on 17 February - touched the lives of many in the community, especially the superannuation industry.
The family of Mavis would like to invite anyone who knew Mavis to join them in a memorial to celebrate her rich and varied life. Memorials will be held in both Sydney and Melbourne.
Sunday 15 March, 2015, 3PM
Maurice Rioli Room,
ME Bank Centre,
Richmond Football Club
The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) said cost reduction measures announced by the Maryvale Paper mill today would sound alarm bells across the community and industry, and should immediately prompt the Federal Government to replace paper imports across its departments with Australian made paper.
The CFMEU is calling on the Queensland Government to introduce industrial manslaughter charges and sentencing for workplace fatalities and serious injuries.
This Friday, 27th February 2015, sentencing is scheduled to be handed down at the Beenleigh Magistrates Court to Allscaff Systems Pty Ltd and the director Ralph Michael Smith after the 2008 deaths of two workers on a Gold Coast construction site.
Chris Gear and Steve Sayer died after the swing stage scaffold they were working out of plummeted 26 stories to the ground after a malfunction.
Australian passports and birth certificates will no longer be produced with Australian made paper, as the Shoalhaven region loses an iconic local industry with today's announcement by Australian Paper that it will close the Shoalhaven paper mill at Bomaderry.
The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union, which campaigned to save the mill - the only paper mill in the country that makes security grade papers used by the Federal Government - said the closure was entirely avoidable.
With the deluge of unsafe imports from China looming if the China Australia Free Trade Agreement is signed, the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union is urging Abbott Government to deliver on its election commitment to ensure that imported building products comply with Australian Standards.
De Martin & Gasparini workers have won their battle against multi-national Boral and De Martin and Gasparini for a Union Agreement.
After rejecting a substandard, non-union agreement put to them before Christmas, workers took protected action to secure decent wages and conditions for themselves and their families.
The De Martin & Gasparini workers proved the power in standing together as CFMEU members and fighting for their rights and conditions.
Despite report after report showing the dangers of the construction industry, the Government spends their energy regulating the unions who fight for workers' safety rather than caring for the families who lose their loved ones. view video
The CFMEU is calling on new Immigration Minister Peter Dutton to urgently investigate the Manildra Group nationwide, after badly exploited migrant workers at its Bombaderry ethanol plant in NSW indicated that the practice was occurring across the country.
The workers at the plant in the South Coast of NSW have been working for 10 or 11 hours a day, 7 days a week and taking home between $40 and $100 per day. They have not received any form of allowances including penalty rates for overtime and weekends.
The CFMEU notes that the report of the Royal Commission released today contains a number of findings relating to CFMEU officials with recommendations that matters be referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions and other agencies.
The Royal Commission is not a court of law and does not exercise judicial power.
Its interim report makes no specific recommendations for legislative change and does not make any findings of corruption against any CFMEU official.
Bad Santa: Abbott delivers increase in unemployment with no drop in level of 457 visas this Christmas
The Abbott Government is ending the year by delivering another increase in unemployment levels, yet no corresponding decrease in 457 visas.
Today's ABS labour force data shows national unemployment reached a 14 year high of 6.3 per cent.
Yesterday, Immigration Department figures revealed the rate of 457 visas has remained steady despite rising unemployment and weak jobs growth.
There were 109,830 visa workers in Australia at the end of September 2014, almost the same number as a year before (110,280) when the labour market was stronger.
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