The Australian Workers' Union has welcomed the announcement that construction will begin on a second Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek.
BP's announcement that it will close its Bulwer Island oil refinery in regional Queensland is devastating news for up to 380 workers employed at the site and their families.
A message to members from National Secretary Paul Howes.
The Abbott government has secretively removed caps on the number of 457 skilled migrant visas, which will allow employers to hire an unlimited number of foreign workers on a temporary basis.
Today's news that Alcoa will close its Yennora aluminium rolling plant in Western Sydney is devastating news for a region already reeling from job losses.