Media Releases

Read current and past media statements from the ACTU.

You can also keep track of ACTU media releases by following the official ACTU feed on Twitter at @unionsaustralia.

All ACTU media enquiries should be directed to ACTU Media team:

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Recent Media Releases

ACTU response to Professor Fels’ report and recommendations

February 20, 2024

Today, Professor Fels presented his report from the Inquiry into Price Gouging and Unfair Pricing Practices to the ACTU Executive. After considering the report and its recommendations, the union movement will prioritise the following reforms:

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Ampol still squeezing consumers at the pump with $1.7 billion profit

February 19, 2024

Ampol’s $1.7 billion profit shows that Australians are still getting squeezed at the bowser. These mega profits are made on the back of working people paying more for petrol, especially in our outer suburbs and regions.

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Unions welcome review of Australian apprenticeships incentive system

February 19, 2024

The ACTU welcomes the Albanese Government’s announcement of a Strategic Review of the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives System.

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Commonwealth Bank fined $10.3 million for wage theft

February 15, 2024

Today the Federal Court fined the Commonwealth Bank $10.3 million for knowingly engaging in wage theft, resulting in underpayments totalling $16 million to over 7,400 workers.

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Australian Unions

Whether you want to join a union, take action in campaigns, or make the most of the benefits of being a union member, Australian Unions is the place to go for information and resources.
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Mind Your Head

We’re taking action to protect workplace mental health.
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Your rights at work for students and for people entering the workforce for the first time.
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Information and resources for health and safety representatives and workers about how to speak up at work for health and safety.
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Union Aid Abroad

Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA is the overseas aid and development agency of the ACTU. Our work aims to build self-reliance through support to educational and training projects for workers and their organisations in the developing world.
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