Industry super is Australia’s biggest closed shop

by Andrew Bragg  12 January 2016  Australian Financial Review As The Australian Financial Review’s Chanticleer column noted in December, declining union membership has not limited the growth or campaign capacity of the modern incarnation of the union movement. The likes of Getup, Industry Super Australia (ISA) and a bunch of think tanks pursue reckless anti-business…

Board fees for unionists cost industry super funds $5.4m

By Elizabeth Colman,  The Australian  14 Dec 20015 Unions have reaped $5.4 million from industry super funds over the past two years by giving high-ranking officials spots on governance boards, in a practice slammed as “undesirable” by one of the ­nation’s leading financial experts. The ACTU, Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union, Australian Workers Union…