Crossbench dismisses idea Coalition may deregister CFMEU

Independent Bob Katter says any move on construction union could ‘smash’ unionism in Australia

Crossbench MPs and senators have dismissed the Coalition’s suggestion it could move to deregister the construction union, warning it would be a precedent to “smash trade unionism” in Australia and is inconsistent with the government’s treatment of law-breaking banks.

The prime minister, Scott Morrison, said he would consider legislation to deregister the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) after the Victorian secretary, John Setka, tweeted a photo of his children holding a sign telling the construction regulator to “go get fu#ked”.

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