The Qld government says any federal royal commission into union corruption must look carefully at what’s going on in the Sunshine State.
Any federal royal commission into alleged union corruption should look at Queensland, the state government says.
The call follows reports a convicted Brisbane drug dealer used a contact in a building union to score a job on a Queensland hospital project despite lacking the relevant experience.
Federal Employment Minister Eric Abetz says the coalition is still considering options for an inquiry.
On Monday, a spokesman for Queensland’s Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie said a royal commission should investigate union corruption in the Sunshine State.
Queensland police superintendent Mick Niland, who heads the Taskforce Maxima into bikie activity, has told News Corp Australia that police are investigating claims of links between unions and organised crime.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has indicated he will consider a full inquiry following reports of improper deals, including bribery and kickbacks.