Release type: Media Release


Resignation of Nigel Hadgkiss


Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
Minister for Employment
Minister for Women
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service
Senator for Western Australia

Mr Nigel Hadgkiss APM has today tendered his resignation as Commissioner of the Australian Building and Construction Commission, which has been accepted by the Government.

Mr Hadgkiss has had a long and distinguished career in the public service, including serving as Assistant Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police, Executive Director of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (NSW), Director of the Building Industry Taskforce and Director of Fair Work Building and Construction.

Mr Hadgkiss has served on three Australian Royal Commissions, was awarded the Australian Police Medal for distinguished service, and has been integral in a number of critical criminal inquiries throughout Australia.

Mr Hadgkiss has played a pivotal role in restoring the rule of law to Australia’s building and construction industry, despite relentless opposition and appalling intimidation from lawless construction unions and their political supporters.

The Government thanks Mr Hadgkiss for his service and wishes him well in his future endeavours.

Mr Hagdkiss will serve a two week transition period to facilitate a handover of his responsibilities to an acting Commissioner.