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August 30, 2019

You know that feeling you get when a friend stabs you in the back and you decide that the "friendship" you banked on actually meant much more to you than it ever did to them? I do.

It's a feeling that has visited me all too frequently in life and a constant reminder tha...

September 30, 2018

With the heaviest of hearts, I am sad to announce on behalf of my family the passing of a great, kind and benevolent man.

My Father Brian Alfred Newman born 19 June 1949 passed away 25 September 2018 at 0230hrs at the Logan Hospital, he was 68 years of age.

Brian Alfred...

July 15, 2018

Saving for a rainy day is always easier in theory than it is in practice.

You can be sure that when the day comes that you need assistance with a workplace matter, it'll be the week you're caught short for financial resources or when you can least afford the additional...

May 28, 2018

On 17 May 2018, the government enacted the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS Provider Definition) Rule 2018 (Cth) (the Rule).

 Starting 1 July 2018, community service providers (CSPs) who provide support or services to older people with disabilities will r...

April 24, 2018

The United Voice Union (Qld) once again demonstrates it does not have what it takes to effectively and efficiently represent the interests of Prison Officers in Queensland.

The union released a publication on 24 April 2018 announcing its submissions to the Queensland Cr...

April 10, 2018

Earlier this year, Brian Newman and Human Rights Watch Disability Rights Researcher, Kriti Sharma met in Shine Lawyers offices in Brisbane to discuss the challenges confronting prisoners with disabilities in Australian prisons.

Ms Sharma and Brian Newman had a lengthy d...

April 2, 2018

The developing class action to get justice for hundreds and possibly thousands of Prison Officers is proceeding well.

Watch the 7NEWS report.

Brian Newman, the Australian Prison Officers Association (APOA) and Workers First are all working tirelessly to pull together a b...

April 2, 2018

25 March 2018 was a day I will remember for some time to come.

An ex-prisoner named Peter Punch and a female co-offender named Teleca Rose Shallcross broke into the Workers First office in Beenleigh and smashed the office up before stealing property and attempting to es...

March 5, 2018

In recent months there have been a great number of unions touting that they remain the devoted servants to their members.

Sadly, the union movement as we knew it as young Australians is no more, certainly that is the case for increasing numbers of Australians.

The new an...

February 22, 2018

Workers First has uncovered what we believe to be a number of Enterprise Bargaining Agreements (EBA) in which some unions have managed to insert clauses which falsely lead covered workers to believe that they MUST pay into the income protection policy within that union...

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