The Hon. Rob Lucas MLC

The Hon

Rob Lucas MLC


The Hon Rob Lucas MLC
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State Government grants funding for widespread health screening of SA stone industry workers over national silicosis concerns

Monday, 28 January 2019

The Marshall Government has approved funding for the immediate health screening of workers in the engineered stone industry in South Australia, following a rise in detections of the incurable respiratory disease ‘silicosis’ interstate, particularly in Queensland. Treasurer Rob Lucas said, whilst there had been no confirmed silicosis cases from the engineered stone benchtop industry in SA to date, he had approved funding of $400,000 to enable the independent Mining and Quarrying Occupational Health and Safety Committee (MAQOHSC) to conduct thorough screening of workers here for silicosis. It complements a range of initiatives already being undertaken at both a state and national level – including industry forums, compliance campaigns and worksite audits - to help support workers and employers reduce their risk and exposure. Silicosis is an incurable lung disease caused by the inhalation of crystalline silica du...Click here for full story

Government tells union bosses to ‘get real’ over cuts to Ministerial chauffeurs

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Union bosses from the Public Service Association of SA this month have lodged a dispute with the SA Employment Tribunal protesting Government actions to cut the number of Ministerial cars and Ministerial chauffeurs.  Treasurer Rob Lucas said today that it was about time for union bosses to ‘get into the real world’ and it was, frankly, unbelievable that anyone would be delaying or opposing a Government’s policy to reduce Ministerial cars and chauffeurs.  “The Liberal Government, prior to the election, promised to get rid of 3 Ministerial cars and chauffeurs which would save taxpayers $1.6 million over the budget forward estimates,” said Treasurer Lucas.   “This policy was then implemented as part of our first budget last year.   “However, union bosses from the PSA have complained about a lack of consultation with...Click here for full story

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