Posts Tagged ‘ cole royal commission ’

Blue-collar pantomime artists

Sep 3rd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Opinion

The Australian Building and Construction Commission has been a spectacular success. A recent by Econtech found that the establishment of the ABCC led to a dramatic improvement in industry productivity with significant benefits for the national economy. Without the ABCC, gross domestic product would have been 1.5 per cent lower and the consumer price index would have been 1.2 per cent higher. Overall, Econtech found an annual economic gain of $5.1 billion.



One home for 32 voters in union poll

Sep 2nd, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Australia

The militant Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union - which has again come under a cloud amid claims that the building industry has returned to the bad old days of thuggery and standover tactics - will face an investigation in Western Australia over alleged irregularities on its 8000-strong membership roll.