No integrity in giving Liberal Party donors power to target workers and their unions

CFMEU Construction and General Division National Executive

CFMEU National Construction Secretary, Dave Noonan:

“It is telling that the only employer to support the government’s extreme anti-union laws before the Senate inquiry into the Ensuring Integrity is Brickworks, a major Liberal Party donor whose behaviour has repeatedly caught the attention of the NSW ICAC.”

“There is some irony in unions being lectured on integrity by the same company the ICAC heard channelled illicit donations to the NSW Liberal Party via the shady Canberra-based Free Enterprise Foundation.”

“As a property developer Brickworks is banned from donating to NSW political parties.”

“It should say something about the integrity of this Bill that the only company game to support it before the Senate inquiry is one with close ties to the Liberal Party and a history of running LNP talking points.”

“Under these proposed laws, companies like Brickworks would be able to apply to have union officials disqualified and unions deregistered.”

“There can be no integrity to a process that seems engineered to give Liberal Party donors the power to target workers and their unions.”

/Public Release.