How a construction giant dug itself into a hole

After engaging a labour hire company with union links, the Victorian government has made an example of a South African building group.

The giant South African global construction group Aveng has taken a rare global decision – it has taken on the elected Australian government as well as the Victorian state government.

The decision will send shockwaves through the international contracting community, particularly as Aveng has a new chief executive, Kobus Verster, and this represents one of his most significant decisions.


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