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 Assistant 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.
The Victorian Police have a very important job to do in tackling organised crime and have the full support of the CFMEU.
In his appearance at the Trade Union Royal Commission today, Assistant Commissioner Fontana was able to provide no evidence or detail to back up broad allegations of criminality among union officials in the construction industry.
The CFMEU’s clear position is that we have zero tolerance for corruption or criminal activity in the union.
The CFMEU has repeatedly appealed to police and government authorities to investigate allegations of crime in the construction industry.