Minister’s office implicated in ‘Cartridgegate’

Evidence to a parliamentary committee has implicated a Weatherill Government Minister’s office in the ‘Cartridgegate’ scandal. Shadow Finance Minister Rob Lucas said Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology (DFEEST) Chief Executive Ray Garrand confirmed to the Legislative Council Budget and Finance Committee yesterday that an officer who had been in the Ministerial office…

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Libs will move to defeat Work Safety Bill

The Liberal Party will move to defeat the Weatherill Government’s controversial work safety laws when debate resumes in the Legislative Council. Shadow Industrial Relations Minister Rob Lucas said the Liberal Party was particularly concerned about the bill’s impact on small business and housing affordability. “The Liberal Party has been raising significant concerns about this bill…

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Libs move to protect volunteers

The Liberal Opposition will move amendments to Labor‟s flawed work safety legislation to try to protect the position of volunteers, Shadow Industrial Relations Minister Rob Lucas said today. National work safety expert Ken Phillips has confirmed Labor‟s new laws will reclassify millions of volunteers as workers, who could now be prosecuted and fined. Mr Phillips…

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