Topic archives: workplace deaths

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

February 23, 2017 3

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

January 13, 2015 44

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

July 10, 2013 5

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

April 30, 2013 12

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

March 3, 2010 19

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