Porter is going after the CFMMEU yet he certainly has stayed out of any focus on LNP 's "business model"
The Morrison Miracle looks more like the Fine Cotton affair
The Morrison Miracle really does look like a rigged race when you add Clive Palmer, the sports rorts and regional grants into the show. How are Christian Porters actions against the CFMMEU equivalent to the wage rip off that's been occuring for years coupled with their attack on penalty rates at all equivalent? Porter isn't he's intent on pulling some teeth. He's intent like Howard was to totally destroy unionism in this country.
Business and the FWO certainly weren't intent on improving worker conditions. While they were enacting wage theft crimes they were enacting a play with the FWO allowing employees the largesse to get away with theft by virtue of doing nothing. Both actions Porter's (the LNP) against the CCFMMEU and the current employer regulations all harm the ordinary Australian worker at the benefit of employers who have been getting away with it for years.
Is George Colombaris today's Glen Whitely the sacrificial lamb hanged drawn and quartered for show but in reality nothing was done after. The Panama Papers listed the names of corporate tax evaders and this LNP government did nothing. Wheatly was put on show when he tried to cooperate. Their crimes are coming to the surface but the media just seems to accept them as part of the new normal or The Morrison Modern Miracle (ODT)
“It's a very important legislation, the lawlessness on Australian construction sites is out of control and the CFMMEU just seem to take massive fines as the cost of doing business – that’s the cost of their business model. So this is very important legislation.”
So in essence, Porter alleges that the CFMMEU – from a monetary and budgetary perspective – factors workplace fines on its construction sites into its business model the same way businesses, and hospitality businesses in particular, have proven to factor wage theft into their individual business models.
The strategy of businesses in hospitality is to make the wage shortfall payments to their own staff knowing that the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) punishments equate to nothing more than a virtual slap on the wrist.