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Upcoming events

Stop the TPP Rally in Perth
Wed October 5, 2016 at 12.30-1.30pm, Solidarity Park Harvest Terrace, West Perth
Rally outside the TPP national Parliamentary Inquiry hearings in Perth. 
Please bring flags, banners and TPP signs. Details here.
Stop the TPP Rally in Melbourne
Friday October 7, 2016 at 12:30 PM, Parliament House, Spring Street Melbourne.
Rally outside the TPP national Parliamentary Inquiry hearings in Melbourne. Please bring flags, banners and TPP signs.
TPP Parliamentary Forum 
Tues October 11, 2016 at 12 PM, Parliament House, Canberra. 
A parliamentary pass is required. Details here.
Unions WA conference 
Sat October 15, 2016 from 9am in Perth
AFTINET's Pat Ranald will speak at the union conference on global inequality. Details here. 

Asbestos discoveries provoke call for temporary ban on Chinese building materials

14 September 2016

A report in to the recent discovery of asbestos at Perth Children's Hospital has prompted a call for a temporary ban on imports of Chinese building materials.

CFMEU WA Secretary Mick Buchan told ABC news: "Until we have systems in place to ensure that any product that comes in from overseas is asbestos-free then we really need to consider what we are importing, and if that means not importing similar products until that can be resolved then that's what we should do."