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Green bans people 1971-75

People involved in green bans

Historical information about many of the key individuals and groups involved in the "green bans" by Australian construction workers in the early 1970s.

List of green bans, 1971-1974

Green bans map

A list and map of green bans in New South Wales from 1971, compiled in June 1974. Green bans were refusals of construction workers to work on environment- and community-damaging building projects.

Victoria nurses' strike, 1986 - Liz Ross

Striking nurses march, 1986

The history of the second state-wide strike of nurses in Victoria, Australia against cuts and over wages, conditions and staff/patient ratios, which won its demands, with the solidarity of other workers.

1971-1974: Green bans by builders in Australia

Kelly's Bush

A history of the massive campaign of industrial action by building workers which protected the environment and local communities by enacting green bans - refusals to work on harmful construction projects.

The Kelly's Bush green ban, 1971

women demonstrate to save Kelly's Bush

A short account of how construction workers saved the Kelly's Bush area of park land in Australia from development by refusing to work, and kick-started a movement of environmentally-minded industrial action.