The South Australian head of a major construction industry lobby group has hit out at comments by the new head of the peak union body in Australia which he says indicate an acceptance of disregard for the law.

Responding to comments by new Australian Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sally McManus which appear to encourage law breaking where rules are seen to be unfair, Master Builders SA Chief Executive Officer Ian McManus said the comments represented a ‘rejection of democracy’ and ‘cast a long shadow over the entire…