The Federal Court has slammed the ABCC for misrepresenting evidence in court proceedings and a media release which resulted in a CFMEU organiser being falsely accused in national media of making a "throat slitting gesture" on a building site in 2019.
Figures released by the ABCC show the construction industry regulator has hit individual workers with more in fines and penalties than they have levied against employers since the organisation was re-constituted in December 2016.
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.