Thousands will walk off to support Ark Tribe

Ark Tribe

Unions NSW has called a mass rally and march in Sydney at noon on July 20 in support of South Australian construction worker Ark Tribe, who faces court in Adelaide that day.

Tribe faces jail for refusing to be interrogated by the Australian Building and Construction Commission, the special police force set up to break the power of the building unions. The set up by the former Coalition federal government and continues under Labor.

Tribe last faced court on June 15, when his lawyers sought to have the charges dismissed. They were unsuccessful and the case was adjourned until July 20. At his last court appearance, building workers from around the country rallied in his support outside Adelaide Magistrates Court.

On July 20, thousands are expected to down tools and rally in capital cities across the country. As Green Left Weekly went to print, details for other cities were still being finalised. For information visit or

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