Victorian secretary of the CFMEU, John Setka, is placed on a one-year good behaviour bond after pleading guilty to two criminal charges, including using a carriage service to harass and breaching a court order late last year.
They do apprenticeships, work with tools and are exposed to chemicals, so why aren't hairdressers paid as well as plumbers? The Australian Workers Union wants that to change.
Wollongong University announces it has intervened to approve a Ramsay Centre-funded Western Civilisation degree in an attempt to shut down legal action from the academic union.
The Victorian CFMEU's assistant secretary Shaun Reardon resigns, saying he made the decision based on personal values and that it is "untenable" for the executive if he cannot work with Mr Setka.
The construction union denies Victorian secretary John Setka ever denigrated anti-violence campaigner Rosie Batty and says the leaks were "acts of treachery" designed to give ammunition to critics of trade unionism.
Labor has driven a long and winding road with the unions but Anthony Albanese has taken an important U-turn. Michelle Grattan asks whether it will work?
In 1979, well before he became Prime Minister, Bob Hawke laid out his vision for a radical remake of Australia in a series of lectures for the ABC.