House debates

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Questions without Notice

Work and Family

2:44 pm

Photo of Bill ShortenBill Shorten (Maribyrnong, Australian Labor Party, Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation) Share this | Hansard source

They have said that they do not want us to help victims of workplace bullying through amending the Fair Work Act. I think it is time for the opposition to come clean and be up-front about their workplace relations policy, because until you do there is no way that working Australians will ever trust you on workplace relations.

Comments

Andrew JACKSON
Posted on 14 Feb 2013 11:34 am (Report this comment)

It is nice to see ALP showing some interest in Workplaces and the family but please explain that why after six years of ALP giovernment we still have a more anti-union industrial relation system than we had after 23 years of Coalition Government.

The fact that it is better than after John Howards period in office is hardly an excuse.

How many Arbitration Inspectors are employed? During the Fraser Governbment there were at least 8 in Brisbane alone.

Do Union Members now have preference of employment as they did when Sir Robert Menzies was Prime Minister?

Andrew Jackson
apjackson@hotkey.net.au

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