Inflated claims from the CFMEU that the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner has broken the law are absurd in the extreme.
In 2014, Fair Work Building and Construction – a body established by Bill Shorten himself – decided to hold off updating its material on the basis of the Government’s Policy to Improve the Fair Work Laws.
“It is perfectly reasonable that a Government agency would seek to reflect government policy. We took to the election a plan to repeal certain laws and, at that stage, were determined to do so as a matter of priority and indeed introduced legislation in February of 2014 to do so,” Senator Abetz said.
“This suggestion that a regulator not updating a fact-sheet amounts to breaking the law is just the latest round of pathetic hyperbole from a union that is constantly found by the courts to have actually broken the law.”
“Mr Hadgkiss has proven himself a highly capable and well respected public servant who has dedicated his career to public service. These constant character assassination attempts do nothing more than reflect poorly on those making these claims,” Senator Abetz concluded.