Although its membership still stands at over half a million, a drop of almost 10 percent is no small matter. If these trends continue, the union movement will be a relic by 2026.
Kieran Adair holds a Bachelor in Policy and Economics from the University of NSW. He is the former Deputy Editor of City Hub, and has previously written for the Guardian Australia and South Sydney Herald.
In Western Australia, the Government has announced the sale of $7 million of public assets, unprecedented in the state's history, to fund a revenue shortfall caused, partly, by this year's plunge in iron ore prices.
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