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Green Bans, Red Union: Environmentalism and the New South Wales Builders’ Labourers Federation

Author(s): Verity Burgmann, M. Burgmann

University of New South Wales Press, Sydney NSW, 1998

On the initiation of ‘green bans’ – work bans by unions to prevent redevelopment of working class neighbourhoods and destruction of historic buildings and urban green spaces in Sydney. Between 1971 and 1974 42 separate bans were imposed and linked unionists with middle class conservationists. See also: Mundey, Jack , Green Bans and Beyond Sydney NSW, Angus and Robertson, , 1981