Wednesday, 10 October 2012
Questions on Notice
Employment and Workplace Relations (Question No. 2096)
asked the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, upon notice, on 23 August 2012:
With reference to the answer provided to question no. EW0156_13, taken on notice during the 2012-13 Budget estimates hearing of the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee: (1) Why was Mr Terry Nassios not asked about this response. (2) Can Mr Nassios provide a response to the question.
The Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:
(1) Mr Nassios was not asked about Fair Work Australia's response to EW0156_13 as he was and remains away from work on approved leave.
(2) In a letter to the General Manager dated 17 September 2012 Mr Nassios provided the following response to the Senator's question: "No inference was drawn one way or the other as to whether the defamation settlement may have involved a payment to Mr Thomson."