Turnbull govt building watchdog loses its leader

Labour Minister Michaelia Cash announced Nigel Hadgkiss’ to leave decision of the Australian building and construction Commission is a civil penalty proceeding before the Federal court on Friday.

“The government thanks Mr Hadgkiss for his service and wishes him for his future efforts,” she said in a statement on Wednesday.

Mr Hadgkiss’ departure is a severe blow to the Turnbull government, which had trade unions, especially in the building and construction sector in the visor.

In court documents, reported by The Australian, Mr Hadgkiss acknowledged that in December 2013 he referred to the Labour government’s changes to right of entry laws – after the entry into force in January 2014 – not published by the Agency.

The coalition won the Federal election in September 2013, promising the repeal of the laws.

Mr Hadgkiss met two senior staff at the December 19, 2013, directed by, no changes made to reflect Agency teaching material, the law, because he believed it would be changed.

The unions had called to dismiss for Mr Hadgkiss, to make about the incident for non-compliance with the law, he was authorized to claim it.

The fair work Building Commission, the EU’s Commissioner Nigel Hadgkiss has announced that he will be leaving his role. Pic Annette Dew

Mr Hadgkiss approved, the may take in violation of section 503(1) of the Fair Work Act, which States that a person has no measures, with the intention, the impression, “or reckless, whether the impression is given that the do is not the power of a thing,” if it is not.

Labor workplace spokesman Brendan O’connor told AAP that Senator cash to come in to clean, knew what the government, the regulators “intentional violation of the rule of law, over a three-year period”.

“You must take responsibility and ensure that the public was not used taxpayers’ money to defend, Mr Hadgkiss, during his controversial time in his position,” he said.

“Mr Hadgkiss has fallen on his sword. Will take on the minister the responsibility and do the same?”

More to come.