Today’s 24-hour media cycle can make news feel even more fleeting than in days when yesterday’s newspapers were tomorrow’s fish and chip paper. But participants in the building and construction industry should not lose sight of the recent criminal contempt of court verdict imposed on the CFMEU.

In its ground-breaking decision, the Victorian Supreme Court found that the union’s defiance of the court’s orders to cease its violent protests at Grocon’s Emporium site in 2012 was criminal. Boral is also taking legal action against the CFMEU for allegedly orchestrating secondary boycotts to prevent the company supplying Grocon…