In my view, the ACCC’s recent approval of the Boral and CSR brick business merger is a job half done.

The legal mumbo jumbo influencing the decision misses key issues and much of the argument is outdated opinion bowed to the powerful lobbying of the proponents. What does the merger do for the construction industry, what’s in it for Boral and CSR shareholders and, most importantly, for industry-based consumers? The…