Senate debates

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Questions without Notice

Setka, Mr John

2:25 pm

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I think this relates to the Grocon dispute. I am not quite sure if that is the case, from all the rhetoric in the question, but I think that is right. I am going to be clear, as Mr Shorten has been, that the government has condemned any violence or intimidation anywhere and at Grocon sites and has called for all parties to obey orders of the police and Supreme Court. The government is, as Mr Shorten has made clear, pleased there was a return to work. We note that Supreme Court proceedings initiated by Grocon are ongoing and we await judgement. I am advised it is not appropriate at this stage to comment on those proceedings. I am also advised that civil proceedings commenced in the Federal Court of Australia on 5 October 2012 against the CFMEU and 10 individuals. I am also— (Time expired)


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