Mon 04 Jan 2016

TURC report must be acted on for the sake of the Nation

The national peak industry body representing the Civil Construction industry says that the release of the Trade Union Royal Commission report strengthens the immediate call for a rebooted and much stronger Australian Building and Construction Commission.

The Civil Contractors Federation said the ABCC is desperately needed to wipe out for all time behaviours in the building and construction industry that are totally unacceptable and anachronistic in today’s society as well as costing taxpayers across the country hundreds of millions of dollars in lost infrastructure.

“The Nation can no longer tolerate a situation where our infrastructure supply is being risked by the appalling practices and behaviours identified in Commissioner Heydon’s report. All sides of politics need to urgently reach agreement on the re-establishment of a strong regulatory body such as the ABCC and then let it do its job without political or other interference,” said CCF National Chief Executive Officer, John Miller.

For further information, refer to the full media release:

TURC Report 040116

To read the final report, follow the link below:

https://www.tradeunionroyalcommission.gov.au/reports/Pages/Final-Report.aspx