For most people in the building and construction industry the Heydon Royal Commission’s damning findings about the appalling behaviours of the building unions, particularly the CFMEU, will come as no surprise.

The inquiry confirmed what the industry has long recognised: that there is an ingrained and institutionalised culture of unlawful behaviour in the CFMEU that creates an environment where criminality and corruption flourishes. The extraordinary findings based on astonishing evidence and information has done much to persuade the community that the…