Sep 13, 2017

‘Rule of law’ an optional extra for ABCC chief Nigel Hadgkiss

If unionists break the law, the government decries corruption. When its own regulator admits breaking it, the silence is deafening.

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

Update: Employment Minister Michaelia Cash accepted Nigel Hadgkiss' resignation from the ABCC earlier today

The rule of law is important in the construction industry. We know because Employment Minister Michaelia "Chuckles" Cash tells us all the time. She -- along with the Prime Minister -- regularly talks about it, she has Dixers asked about it. "Why should any Australian have to work in an industry where the rule of law does not apply?" she said in an op-ed in (where else?) The Australian, in which she used the phrase over and over again.

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5 thoughts on “‘Rule of law’ an optional extra for ABCC chief Nigel Hadgkiss

  1. Marilyn J Shepherd

    Ironic really that the first criminal caught in this stupid deal is the head of it.

  2. shea mcduff

    This YouTube of Doug Cameron playing tag with Kadgkiss and Cash at Senate estimates some time back is illuminating.

    1. Mack

      Illuminating indeed. How on earth does Cameron maintain control when faced by that pair of puny, smug, lying creeps? Were Cash & Hadgkiss even slightly aware of how idiotic they both look? Their petulant contempt & adolescent sophistry is breathtaking.

      1. shea mcduff

        There’s more:
        Doug and Nigel again, this time concerning outlaw bikie gang unionists [sic].

  3. AR

    These are only technical laws, intended for the little people, not important ones.

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