New claims of bribery and kickbacks in the construction sector underline the need for the return of a tough industry watchdog, the Abbott government says.

Employment Minister Eric Abetz has seized on reports of Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) corruption, saying the Australian people want the industry cleaned up. A joint ABC-Fairfax Media investigation claims union officials are making corrupt deals to help companies linked to organised crime secure construction contracts. [caption id=”attachment_77441″…