Dear Comrade Andrew,
We have tried without success to reach you by phone today - perhaps not surprising under the circumstances!
So we are emailing instead to convey the CPA's strong condemnation of last night's attack on the CFMEU office.
This is an outrageous attack on a union which has always stood in the forefront of campaigns for workers rights here in Australia and internationally.
We were relieved to hear that no workers were injured but are appalled by the destruction inflicted on parts of your building.
To acknowledge this proud fighting history and the solidarity your union has offered to so many, the CPA would be happy to assist in any way we can in helping to get the union on to its old footing as soon as possible.
Dr Hannah Middleton
Communist Party of Australia