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Stop the TPP rally today in Sydney

Media Release, September 26 2016A broad alliance of community groups, unions, environment and church organisations will rally today outside the public hearing of the national parliamentary inquiry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal in Sydney. 

Read on for comments from AFTINET, the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association, UnionsNSW, the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council and GetUp.

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."