There have been thousands of working days lost due to industrial action recently and according to Employment Minister Michaelia Cash and others, this is cause enough for the reinstatement of the construction industry watchdog.

According to Cash, we need to bring back the Australian Building and Construction Commission in order to tackle union action which she said resulted in fines of more than $8.25 million.

In fact the rate of industrial action in the construction sector is five times higher than the average across all industries, at a great cost to taxpayers because of delays on important infrastructure projects.

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