Several hundred construction workers have gathered outside the Federal Magistrates Court in Brisbane to voice their objections to a case against unionist Bob Carnegie.

Carnegie is facing 52 charges of contempt of court relating to industrial action last year at the site of the new Queensland Children's Hospital under construction at South Brisbane.

This morning several hundred construction workers gathered to support him outside the court where the charges are being heard.

Community activist Tom Bramble who helped organise today's protest says Carnegie's role in leading the nine-week strike should not be punished.

"Workers should be able to organise strikes and picket lines without the threat of million-dollar fines or a six-month jail sentence," he said.

Carnegie has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The hearing continues.


Publishing Services International Limited (PSIL) is the publisher and operator of a worldwide network of online news sites dedicated to delivering fair, accurate and relevant reporting from a variety of the world’s most trusted sources – from the biggest cities to the smallest towns.

We deliver positive and powerful messages to our readers, providing up‑to‑the‑second news that matters to the individual.

Our promise is to serve communities and individuals worldwide, delivering information that hasn’t always been available to them. We will give them back a voice – a voice that’s empowering because it is theirs – and provide a platform to communicate between themselves and the world.

We believe people are not just generic demographics; they are individuals with their own preferences and curiosities. We are about understanding these individuals, listening to them, and serving them.

We are the new pioneering spirit of news – we’re not talking to everyone, we’re talking with every one.

If you want your news, your voice, your way, on your time – we’ve got news for you.




If you have any questions or concerns please email us on


  • Australia, Toll Free 1-800-983-421
  • Hong Kong, Toll Free 800-906-187
  • Singapore, Toll Free 800-852-3871
  • USA/Canada, Toll Free 1-800-830-4132

Advertise With Us

Interested in being awesome?
Contact us by email or phone.