Major construction projects across Australia, including the Adelaide Oval rebuild and the Brisbane Children's Hospital, have been held up due to union thuggery, Master Builders Australia says.

Master Builders chief executive Wilhelm Harnisch said since the abolition of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) in 2012, the CFMEU “considered itself back in town”. “There’s been a return of thuggery, intimidation and in some cases corruption,” Mr Harnisch said on Thursday. He said Master Builders wanted to…