Malcolm Turnbull’s concessions to restore the Australian Building and Construction Commission this year dilute the impact of the reinstated regulator, delay the introduction of long-promised changes to work practices and cheat builders who complied with Coalition calls to resist the demands of the construction union. But it would be a mistake to dismiss the Senate compromise as a policy failure.

Cick here to read Ewin Hannan’s full column from The Australian, published on December 3, 2016.