Australian Left Review

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Norman is an Island


Jeff Shaw


Inside the BLF by Brian Boyd (Ocean Press, 1991). Reviewed by Jeff Shaw.

The tragic, labyrinthine rise and fall of the Builders Labourers Federation in the 1970s and 1980s has never been properly chronicled. Yet it is a tale full of drama, irony, human foibles and worse which had a substantial impact upon Australian industrial and political life of the era.