Tony Abbott’s Liberals are up in the polls in Australia for the first time in two months. Part of the reason for his uptick in popularity? A crackdown on labor union corruption. The Sydney Morning Herald:
The deterioration [for Labor] comes after a week in which Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced the terms of reference for a wide-ranging and potentially open ended royal commission into union corruption, naming five unions specifically – one of which was the AWU, the union giant formerly run by the Labor leader.
In the wake of the Tennessee Volkswagen employees’ vote against the UAW, it’s worth briefly noting that the troubles of the labor movement aren’t just found in the United States.