Employment Minister Eric Abetz has accused Victoria's opposition leader of being beholden to the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU).

In a speech at the Victorian Liberal Party conference, Mr Abetz on Saturday again condemned what he described as criminal elements within the CFMEU. “A union which has a history of breaking businesses, of breaking court orders and, I understand, even breaking bones,” he said. “This very union finds itself…