Hadgkiss resignation

Published: 13 Sep 2017

The CFMEU has welcomed the resignation of the head of the Australian Building and Construction Commission, Nigel Hadgkiss.

The union yesterday called for his resignation after it succeeded in the Federal Court in having the head of the Turnbull Government’s ABCC admit to a reckless breach of the laws he oversees.

Hadgkiss admitted to a contravention of section 503 of the Fair Work Act in relation to the ABCC’s publication of incorrect information about right of entry rules.

“Nigel Hadgkiss is anti-workers and his departure will be welcomed by our members.

“However, the real villain here is the Turnbull Government’s ABCC laws, which remain in place.

“These laws strip away basic protections from construction workers and are only there for the benefit of big builders and property developers. Since the laws were in place, safety on construction sites has worsened.”