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Less construction, but just as many worker deaths under the Coalition

Crikey February 23, 2017 3 Comments

Weighted for actual activity, construction sector deaths increased under the anti-red tape Abbott and Turnbull governments, writes economics reporter Alan Austin.

Workplace deaths: Abbott punts a macabre political football

Workplace deaths: Abbott punts a macabre political football

Crikey January 13, 2015 44 Comments

As Abbott moves to decrease "red tape" in the mining and construction industries, has this increased workplace deaths? Freelance journalist Alan Austin explains.

Of a certain age

Crikey July 10, 2013 5 Comments

Crikey readers have their say on Tony Blair, the scourge of pink batts and age discrimination.

Is there blood on your T-shirt? Questions from Bangladesh’s tragedy

Is there blood on your T-shirt? Questions from Bangladesh’s tragedy

Crikey April 30, 2013 12 Comments

Hundreds of low-paid garment workers are dead after a factory collapse in Bangladesh. It's about time wealthy consumers in Western countries faced up to why their clothes are so cheap, argues Michele O'Neil, national secretary of the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia.

When dead workers weren’t quite so important

Bernard Keane March 3, 2010 19 Comments

Thank goodness the press gallery is now focused on ministerial responsibility for workplace safety. It wasn't always that way.