Statement from CFMEU re: announcement of joint taskforce to investigate criminal activity in the construction industry and unions
The CFMEU has no tolerance for corruption and has consistently said it will cooperate with any police investigation into criminal activity in the construction industry.
In January 2014, the CFMEU National Construction Secretary Dave Noonan wrote to Victorian Police Commissioner, Ken Lay and NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione, expressing the union’s willingness to assist the police in their work.
Claims of sham contracting and 457 visa abuse made in the trade union royal commission must be thoroughly investigated, the CFMEU said today.
A former employee of Lis-Con, one of the companies appearing in the commission, has come forward with disturbing allegations including immigration fraud, tax fraud, bullying and intimidation.
“Here we have a whistleblower shining a light on systematic exploitation of overseas workers and rorting of Australia’s skilled migration scheme,” said CFMEU Construction Secretary Dave Noonan.
The CFMEU today called on the Abbott Government to properly fund law enforcement agencies – at both the state and federal level - so that that police are properly funded to fight crime.
CFMEU National Construction Secretary Dave Noonan made the call following claims made yesterday at the Royal Commission into Trade Unions from Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Stephen Fontana.
“The police have an important job to do and are supported in this by the community and by the CFMEU,” he said.
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