The CFMEU is calling for an inquiry into the Australian Federal Police and the Joint Union Taskforce which arose from the discredited Heydon Royal Commission after yet another anti-union investigation was abandoned.
The resignation letter of former NSW Building Commissioner David Chandler, tabled in the NSW Parliament last week, raises serious questions about relationships between the LNP and property developers in the state.
A report commissioned by the Master Builders and released during the election campaign warning of extraordinary economic impacts of abolishing the ABCC has been exposed as “empirically empty and useless” in a scathing analysis by respected economist, Dr Phillip Toner.
The ABCC significantly ramped up the number of anti-union court cases launched in the months leading into the last two federal elections, further highlighting the agency's politicisation and bias and heightening the need for it to be abolished.
Documents obtained under Freedom of Information have revealed ABCC Commissioner Stephen McBurney attended a secret meeting in February with the Master Builders to discuss the upcoming election and share campaign research materials and strategy, in clear breach of his statutory role as head of a s