Coalition moves to disallow Building Code

The Coalition has tabled a disallowance motion in an effort to stop Labor further weakening the Building Code.

Mr Shorten signed into law the new Building Code without any consultation in an effort to override State Government codes which seek to stamp out illegality, thuggery, bullying and intimidation in the industry.

Labor is a victim to the trade union bosses who donate millions of dollars and in return are allowed to run rampant with bullying, intimidating and thuggish behaviour.

A Coalition Government would re-establish the Australian Building and Construction Commission with all of its former powers including having a strong and effective Building Code.

We would take a zero-tolerance approach to thuggery and intimidation of workers and ensure that we stamp out the unsavoury practices of some union bosses.

This disallowance motion should send a very clear message that we are fair dinkum about ensuring safe workplaces free of the kinds of violence, bullying and intimidation we’ve seen at Grocon, Little Creatures and the Queensland Children’s Hospital.

The Coalition will not support bad policy that seeks to undo the work of State Governments who are trying to stamp out illegal behaviour.

Only a Coalition Government would be prepared to ensure a tough cop on the beat with a strong Building Code to give employers peace of mind and employees a safer and more harmonious working environment.

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Eric Abetz has been a Liberal Senator for Tasmania since 1994 and has served in a range of Leadership, Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial roles.

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