Lloyd to step down as ABCC commissioner

Lloyd said he was advised by the Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard that he would not be reappointed to the position of ABCC commissioner.Lloyd said he had not made a decision on a finishing date, although he intends to work through to near the end of the tenure. Reflecting on the work of the ABCC, Lloyd said the agency had been responsible for improving the workplace relations conduct of the building and construction industry with more projects now completed on time and within budget. “I have found the role of ABCC commissioner over the past five years to be challenging and fulfilling,” he said in a statement. “ABCC staff are often required to work in confronting circumstances. They have proved to be very resilient and professional in how they go about their duties.” Lloyd paid tribute to those in the industry with the courage to complain about unlawful conduct and to assist ABCC investigations. He was appointed ABCC commissioner on September 29 2005.

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