Vigilance needed in Abbott's infrastructure push

The crackdown on cartel-style agreements between the unions and builders is saving taxpayers billions and could attract new players to the market, but the hard work isn't over yet.

As a minimum, Victoria is set to save a massive $5 billion -- and possibly more -- on its $27b infrastructure expenditure as a result of busting the cartel-style agreements between the unions and major builders. When the planned infrastructure investments for NSW, Queensland and other states are added, the combined Australian savings will be many times that figure.


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