Senate debates

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Questions on Notice

Employment and Workplace Relations (Question No. 2096)

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 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.

Photo of Penny WongPenny Wong (SA, Australian Labor Party, Minister for Finance and Deregulation) Share this | | Hansard source

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."