Common Cause

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 download an issue by selecting it from the "Related Downloads" on this page.

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 theĀ State Library of NSW.

In September 2017 the final issue of Common Cause was published, celebrating 97 years of publishing history.