The Hon. Rob Lucas MLC

The Hon

Rob Lucas MLC


The Hon Rob Lucas MLC
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PSA ordered to guarantee minimum prison staffing levels during protest

Sunday, 9 September 2018

An industrial dispute between the State Government and the Public Service Association of SA (PSA) before the South Australian Employment Tribunal in relation to planned state-wide industrial action has been resolved, with the union ordered to guarantee minimum staffing levels in prisons tomorrow. In a ruling Treasurer Rob Lucas has described as a “victory for the community and common sense’’, Commissioner Paul McMahon late last night issued orders to the PSA after hearing evidence from both representatives of the Department for Correctional Services and the union. The PSA, since Thursday, had refused to guarantee minimum staffing levels in SA prisons during tomorrow’s planned protests, prompting the State Government to lodge an industrial dispute under the Fair Work Act 1994 - fearing for public, Corrections staff and prisoner safety. This prompted two full days of talks between the parties in the Tribunal. ...Click here for full story

Labor awarded new private prison contract while Malinauskas was Minister

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Labor is accused of ‘rank hypocrisy’ over its claimed opposition to the outsourcing of public sector services and closures of under-utilised TAFE SA campuses. Treasurer Rob Lucas said that last year, Labor leader Peter Malinauskas as then Correctional Services Minister was responsible for awarding a long-term contract to a private security provider to manage and operate the Mount Gambier prison. “On Mr Malinauskas’ watch, when he was Minister for Correctional Services, global security firm G4S was awarded a new 5-year contract in a competitive tender process to run the Mount Gambier Prison with an option for a further 5 years,” Mr Lucas said. “So, for Mr Malinauskas and Labor to now try to claim they are opposed to outsourcing public sector services is not only rank hypocrisy, it’s downright deceitful.” Since it was first outsourced in 2009, the prison has expanded from 172 beds to 660...Click here for full story

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