House debates

Tuesday, 28 March 2006

Questions without Notice

Workplace Relations

2:30 pm

Photo of Brendan O'ConnorBrendan O'Connor (Gorton, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

My question is to the Prime Minister. I refer to comments by the Leader of the Government in the Senate and Minister for Finance and Administration, Nick Minchin, to the HR Nicholls Society:

There is still a long way to go ... There is still a lot to be done in changing the ... ‘whole edifice’ of IR ... awards, the IR commission, all the rest of it ...

Isn’t Senator Minchin’s disclosure confirmed by a secret Treasury document obtained under freedom of information with the title ‘The regulation of workplace relations—current, proposed ... and for the future’ in which a section under the title ‘Unfinished business’ was blocked out? Prime Minister, wasn’t Senator Nick Minchin just telling the government’s soulmates, the HR Nicholls Society, the truth about the government’s real intention to have a further wave of extra industrial relations changes?

Photo of John HowardJohn Howard (Bennelong, Liberal Party, Prime Minister) Share this | | Hansard source