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Setka’s lawyers had argued that the party’s power of expulsion lay with its Victorian branch, not with the national executive. Daniel Pockett

Albanese one step closer in long march towards John Setka’s expulsion

The Victorian Supreme Court has dismissed the John Setka's bid to prevent the Labor party from expelling him, saying the legitimacy of the motion to expel him was not within the court's jurisdiction.
The Coalition government is pushing Labor back up its criticism of John Setka’s behaviour by supporting its Ensuring Integrity Bill. Julian Smith/AAP

Fall-out from Setka affair could give Coalition easier passage of union bill

The government is relishing the difficulties the John Setka controversy has created for Labor leader Anthony Albanese, who remains opposed to tighter restrictions on unions.
Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) President Michele O'Neil (left) stands next to ACTU Secretary Sally McManus. Peter Rae/AAP

Politics with Michelle Grattan: ACTU president Michele O'Neil on John Setka and the government’s anti-union legislation

ACTU president Michele O'Neil on John Setka and the government’s anti-union legislation. CC BY33.4 MB (download)
ACTU President Michele O'Neil says that the decision over Setka's leadership lies with the union membership, and denounces the government's plans to bring back anti-union legislation.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison will lay out economic policies “to get Australians off the economic sidelines and on the field again” on Monday. Dean Lewins/AAP

Morrison wants to unleash economy’s ‘animal spirits’ and foreshadows new look at industrial relations

In his first major domestic speech since the election, Prime Minister Scott Morrison will lay out economic policies "to get Australians off the economic sidelines and on the field again".
CFMMEU workers protest on September 6, demanding the abolition of the federal government’s Australian Building and Construction Commission. AAP/Dan Himbrechts

What the stoush between the federal government and the CFMMEU is really about (spoiler: there’s an election coming)

The stand-off between the Morrison government and one of the country's largest unions, the CFMMEU, should be seen as a contest of politics and ideology rather than simply one of industrial relations.

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