Barrier Industrial Council

Barrier Industrial Council

The Barrier Industrial Council is the Labour council for the isolated mining town of Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia.

The organisation grew out of three of the largest strikes in Australia's history in 1892, 1909 and 1919. It was formed in 1923 by eighteen unions and grew to be one of the most influential forces in the politics of the city of Broken Hill in the late twentieth century. It's influence has declined to some extent with the reduction in union militancy and activism but it is still an important organisation in local politics.

It also owns Broken Hill's only newspaper, the "Barrier Daily Truth".


* [ Sydney 'Shorty' O'Neil (1903-2000): the King of Broken Hill] by John Shields (Workers Online Issue 69, 2000)

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