Senate debates

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Questions on Notice

Qantas (Question No. 1326)

Photo of Eric AbetzEric Abetz (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations) Share this | | Hansard source

asked the Minister representing the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, upon notice, on 2 November 2011:

In regard to the decision made by Qantas on 29 October 2011 to lock out its staff and ground its fleet:

How many meetings has the Minister or the Minister's office had with representatives of the Transport Workers Union, the Australian Licensed Engineers Association or the Australian and International Pilots Association in the past 12 months, and for each meeting what was the date, time and who was present. Can details be provided of the damage to Qantas caused by the union's campaign of industrial action or any intention to cause damage as outlined by any of these unions.

Was the Minister or the Minister's office ever informed of the union's intention to continue industrial disputation.

Photo of Kim CarrKim Carr (Victoria, Australian Labor Party, Minister for Human Services) Share this | | Hansard source

The Minister for Infrastructure and Transport has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

Please refer to the Minister's comments in Hansard and his public statements.