Today Grocon was fined just $250,000 after pleading guilty to its role in the deaths of three innocent people.
When a wall on Grocon’s Swanston St development toppled on 28 March 2013, brother and sister Alexander and Bridget Jones as well as French researcher, Marie-Faith Fiawoo were crushed to death. The tragedy occurred opposite the CFMEU’s office and our officials and staff were among the first on the scene.
The CFMEU has called on the Royal Commission to reject biased and unsubstantiated submissions of the Counsel Assisting and make findings based on facts.
CFMEU National Construction Secretary Dave Noonan described the submissions and their recommendations as a complete whitewash, fuelled by anti-union prejudice.
“This Commission was set up, funded, and had its terms dictated by the Abbott Liberal Government,” Mr Noonan said. “Nobody should be surprised that these submissions line up with a predetermined outcome and deliver exactly what was expected of them.