Restore the ABCC Now Say Chartered Builders

The Australian Institute of Building (AIB), the voice of professional chartered builders, says it is time to act and restore the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner (ABCC) without delay. The AIB is gravely concerned at the continued revelations at the Royal Commission and the latest report of CFMEU malfeasance aired on the ABC earlier this week.

“The Royal Commission findings will be a further year away but Australia cannot wait another year to clean up this widespread organised crime in the CFMEU”, said Mr Robert Hunt, AIB Chief Executive Officer.

“This continued strangle-hold by those hell-bent on unprofessional behaviour is simply unacceptable, and is having a very damaging impact on the building and construction industry.”

“What do I say to the 12,000 students currently enrolled in the construction management degrees around the country when asked about the future of professionalism in the building industry, when we have continued industrial disruption of this nature being perpetrated?”

“The AIB and its members strongly support the call of Senator Abetz for the CFMEU leadership to clean up its act and for the Labor Party and Greens to pass the Government’s bill on the re-establishment of the ABCC.”

“Those parties opposing the return of the ABCC should reflect on the loss of confidence by 12,000 voters who are seeing their chosen career path under attack by reported criminal elements in the CFMEU”, Mr Hunt stated.

For further information, please contact: –

Mr Robert Hunt – AIB Chief Executive Officer

Mobile: 0412 117 799 Email: ceo@aib.org.au