Common Cause

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Common Cause, the journal of the CFMEU Mining and Energy Division, has been published since 1920 and is one of the oldest union journals in Australia. It started life as a weekly newspaper and is now published bi-monthly as a full colour magazine.

You can view a summary of the main stories in each issue of Common Cause by selecting one of the links listed here, and then download the issue. Alternatively, you can directly download an issue by selecting it from the "Related Downloads" menu on the right.

If you want an electronic copy of an individual issue which does not appear here - dating back to 1999 - you can contact the National Office to request it. Please note that we cannot provide individual articles and we do not provide a research service.

The State Library of NSW holds a complete set of Common Cause dating back to 1920 which can be accessed for historical and research purposes. You can locate the journal in their catalogue at the State Library of NSW.

Volume 82, No. 4 Summer 2016


Volume 82, No. 3 Spring 2016

Volume 82, No. 2 Winter 2016

Volume 82, No.1 Autumn 2016

Volume 81, No. 5 November December 2015

Volume 81, No. 4 Aug-Sep-Oct 2015

Volume 81, No. 3 June-July 2015

Volume 81, No. 2 May - April 2015

Volume 81, No. 1 February - March 2015

Volume 80, No. 6 December 2014 - January 2015

Volume 80, No. 5 October-November 2014

Volume 80, No. 4 August-September 2014

Volume 80, No. 3 June-July 2014

Volume 80, No. 2 April - May 2014

Volume 80, No. 1 March 2014

Volume 79, No. 6 December 2013 - January 2014

For earlier issues, visit the Common Cause Archive:

Common Cause Archive