In this article,  AMMA chief executive Steve Knott outlined the wider cost of the ACTU’s “Change the Rules” rallies and urged the Fair Work Ombudsman and the Australian Building and Construction Commission to stop the rallies.

He said “choke points” affected by work stoppages magnified the costs.

“Resources and energy supply chains are often disproportionately exposed to the adverse impacts of unlawful industrial action in which even short stoppages of work at critical ‘choke points’,
such as ports, transport depots, supply warehouses and construction sites, can lead to millions of dollars of lost revenues,” Mr
Knott said.

“For state and federal governments, adverse impacts include economic losses and forgone tax and royalty revenues.”