The ABCC of construction chaos

Martin Ferguson and Simon Crean have insufficient clout to reimpose the tougher ABCC powers that would prevent union exploitation of poor construction and mining management. But a state based movement is making progress.

Martin Ferguson and Simon Crean are two of Australia’s most experienced government ministers. Yet this week they fell into the trap of telling only half the story by effectively blaming unions for making new mining projects difficult to get off the ground.

The Australian story is not just about unions. It starts with bad management at of some of our construction and mining companies.

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