The Morrison Government needs to scrap rules that ban apprentice ratios on government jobs and increase investment in local skills training in the wake of projected workforce supply issues identified by Infrastructure Australia.
The collapse of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's cartel case against the CFMEU ACT and Secretary Jason O'Mara raises serious questions about the ACCC's behaviour in the matter and is yet another failed prosecution emerging from the Heydon Royal Commission.
Attempts by the ABCC to prevent fines imposed on construction workers being paid through crowdfunding is an extraordinary abuse of state power from a vindictive regulator, ideologically driven to hurt working people.
A Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has thrown out an earlier decision by Commissioner Bruce Williams to approve an agreement which would have cut workers’ pay to $200 below the minimum legal rate.
A Federal Court judge has slammed the ABCC, describing one of its claims as "bordering on the improper" during the prosecution of a CFMEU delegate who raised safety concerns about inadequate first aid facilities on Melbourne's Metro Tunnel Project.
The High Court has denied an ABCC challenge to a Federal Court decision which exonerated CFMEU officials over a dispute at a Melbourne building site that failed to provide separate toilet amenities for female construction workers.