We’d like to welcome you to INQ, Crikey’s ambitious new inquiry journalism initiative. Starting June 24, INQ investigative reporting — lifting the rocks, connecting the dots, following the money trail and exposing misuse of power — will appear regularly in Crikey.
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Tamsin Creed, Publisher
At a time when unions should be on the front foot and pushing for structural changes to address wage stagnation, figures like John Setka play into right-wing campaigns to demonise the union movement.
Egypt's ex-president Mohamed Morsi dies during trial after collapsing in the courtroom, and a new study has found that record-breaking temperature increases over the next 20 years are unable to be prevented. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
Good morning, early birds. The government is planning to reintroduce a failed anti-union bill in the wake of recent controversy surrounding John Setka, and two brothers shot by police at the Victorian border may have terror links. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
Good morning, early birds. Embattled union boss John Setka is pushing back amid warnings he will be sacked unless he resigns, and Home Affairs secretary Mike Pezzullo is counselled for his "inappropriate" and "intimidating" post-raid phone call. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
After years of controversies, John Setka seems to have set the hatchet on himself.
By next week, we'll know whether Victoria's planning laws exist for the benefit of its citizens — or, indeed, at all.
For years the government has railed at the bullying and intimidation of the CFMMEU. Seems those problems are a little closer to home.