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CMFEU fine would be "different" under ALP

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September 17, 2017

Labor's Brendan O'Connor wants more information about the wrongdoings of the former ABCC head.

Labor says it is "quite remarkable " Employment Minister Michaelia Cash wasn't aware to the extent of the wrongdoings of the head of the government's building and construction watchdog before he resigned last week.

Nigel Hadgkiss stepped down as the Australian and Building Construction Commission chief last week after he admitted to breaching the Fair Work Act.

"The ABCC was created in December last year and Mr Hadgkiss was appointed as regulator of the ABCC even though legal proceeding of a serious nature were on foot about his conduct," Labor employment spokesman Brendan O'Connor told Sky News on Sunday.

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