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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Work, Health and Safety Bill

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (12:11): I rise to speak to the second reading of the Work Health and Safety Bill. This has been a controversial piece of legislation which was first introduced what seems like many years ago but was actually in April last year by the then minister, the then leader of the government,…

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Address in Reply

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (11:05): I rise to support the Address in Reply and to thank the Governor for his speech for the opening of this session of parliament. There are two or three issues that I want to address in my contribution. The first relates to freedom of information and the government’s position in…

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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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Weatherill just as secretive as Rann

An increase in the number of unanswered parliamentary questions on notice demonstrates the Labor Government is just as secretive and unaccountable under Premier Weatherill as former Premier Mike Rann. As at the end of this year, the Labor Government has refused to answer 3158 questions on notice, with the oldest dating back to July 2002…

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