ABCC boosts numbers
The ABCC is increasing the number of workplace inspectors.
Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) boss Stephen McBurney says rogue union officials need more monitoring, especially in Queensland.
“There's a level of defiance in Queensland challenging us to devote more resources in Queensland than we are in any other state,” he told The Courier-Mail this week.
The ABCC has garnered $2.7 million worth of fines in Queensland since December 2016.
It spent nearly $3.2 million of public money running proceedings against unions, officials and workers.
The commission spent just $164,336 on cases against employers in the same time period, and $117,076 on a proceeding involving both an employer and a union.
It has not prosecuted a single employer over sham contracting.
“The ABCC embodies the deep-seated corruption of public institutions and legal due process that this government has adopted as business as usual,” CFMEU national construction secretary Dave Noonan said.