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Big win for Powerhouse Museum

By ALLISON HORE Five years after the decision was made, the NSW Government has backflipped on the plan to move the Powerhouse Museum from its Ultimo site to a new location in Parramatta. The relocation and staged closure of the Ultimo museum, which was expected to cost between $420m and $645m, was due to start […]

Right to free speech flags in Australia

BY ALEC SMART Construction companies face a ban from obtaining federal government contracts if employees fly a Eureka flag or display union-affiliated symbols on clothing and equipment in new regulations set by the Turnbull administration. On 30 January 2018 the federal government-managed Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) warned that employers in breach of a […]

Union disappointed with response to Barangaroo bomb threat

A bomb threat caused the evacuation of the construction site at Barangaroo last week. On Wednesday, October 29, the NSW Police received a phone call regarding a suspicious object at the site. All workers on the site were evacuated. “At about 6.45am, a triple 0 call was received and information provided regarding an object at […]