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“Today the Victorian Branch of the CFMEU was penalised $1.25 million plus costs by the Supreme Court of Victoria for contempt of court for its actions in organising the violent unlawful blockades of Grocon construction sites in Melbourne in August 2012.
The penalty is unprecedented in size and reflects the ongoing actions of a union’s disregard for the rule of law and standards of behaviour that apply to everyone else.
Today’s decision sends a clear message that the sort of behaviour engaged in by the CFMEU is unacceptable.
Tomorrow, I will recommend to His Excellency The Governor, the Honourable Peter Underwood AC, that he commission the following Ministers to deliver our long-term Plan for Tasmania.
This team is a mix of experienced, hard-working MPs with a wide variety of backgrounds and real-life experiences. It is also geographically representative, with members from right around the State.
Australian Public Service agencies will commence negotiating new enterprise agreements under an improved Government Bargaining Framework released today.
This framework is designed to enable taxpayers to receive greater value for money at a time where the nation has been left its worst ever financial mess by Labor.
Labor waste and mismanagement left the Government with $123 billion in prospective deficits and $667 billion in gross debt. This dire fiscal challenge will leave little room for wage increases.
Minister for Employment, Senator Eric Abetz, today announced that the required post implementation review of the Fair Work Amendment (Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industry) Act 2012 will begin on April 1.
The review is required as a Regulatory Impact Statement was not undertaken by the former Labor Government when they introduced the Bill into the Parliament.
The need to establish the Fair Work Ombudsman’s Small Business Helpline, promised by the Coalition at the last election, has been vindicated by the 50,000 calls received so far today.
The Helpline, launched in December last year, was foreshadowed in the Coalition’s Policy to Improve the Fair Work Laws.
Minister for Employment Senator Eric Abetz said the Government understood that providing advice to time-poor business operators was important.
A new guide released today aims to assist small business owners to hire new employees.
Minister for Employment Senator Eric Abetz said the guide is the latest measure in a suite of measures aimed at assisting small businesses.
“This initiative was foreshadowed in the Coalition’s Policy to Improve the Fair Work Laws,” Senator Abetz said.
“The guide to hiring new employees will help small business owners recruit quality staff, and grow their business by understanding the process of hiring staff.”
As part of our commitment to gender equality, the Government has today announced a new Minimum Standard for businesses with more than 500 employees and a period of consultation on the additional reporting matters.
Labor passed the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 in December 2012 which contained reporting requirements for businesses with more than 100 employees, as well as the requirement for the Minister to prescribe a new Minimum Standard and for the introduction of additional reporting detail from 1 April 2014.