“Master Builders welcomes the support of Senators, including those from the cross bench, who voted to restore the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC),” Wilhelm Harnisch CEO of Master Builders Australia said.

“While clearly disappointed the Senate did not pass the Bills on this occasion, Master Builders welcomes the Government’s commitment to continuing to work with the cross bench Senators to find ways toward a solution that upholds the community’s interests,” he said.

“While the current controversy surrounding the Royal Commission is unhelpful, Master Builders calls on Senators not be distracted from supporting the reestablishment of a regulator able to effectively respond to the compelling evidence of thuggery, intimidation, coercion and conflicted interests and alleged corruption that robs the community of more schools, hospitals and childcare centres,” Wilhelm Harnisch said.

“Master Builders looks forward to the reintroduction of the Bills to the Parliament in order that the reforms can be properly advanced,” Wilhelm Harnisch said.