Solidarity Park

Solidarity Park is located opposite Parliament House in Perth, Western Australia. In 1997 a "Workers Embassy" was set up on some vacant land opposite the Parliament House during union protests of the Court Governments "third wave" legislation for industrial relations. What began with a caravan and portable barbecue soon transformed into a landscaped shelter with a monument to the trade union workers who have died during their work. Special mention was made to Mark Allen, a young CFMEU organiser who was killed on a building site while attempting to get workers down from an unsafe roof.

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References

  • Nearly a year and Embassy still stands .W.A. construction worker, Autumn 1998, p. 37, - referring to both the - Solidarity Park (Perth, W.A.) and the Workers' Embassy (Perth, W.A.)
  • The Workers Embassy Scrapbook. Papers in labour history, No. 20 (Aug. 1998), entire issue devoted to issue.

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