Former Indigenous employees say the organisation has been marred by an exodus of Aboriginal staff, a collapse of specialist programs and a failure to meet reconciliation targets.
This year was an annus horribilis for the poor — but the tireless campaigning of low-income advocates offers some hope for the future.
For years the government has railed at the bullying and intimidation of the CFMMEU. Seems those problems are a little closer to home.
When it comes to upholding the competing rights of accusers and accused in workplace bullying cases, the legislation doesn't really cut it.