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Andrews must explain sweetheart deal with union bosses on North East Link costs

Friday 22 May 2020 Reports today the Andrews Government has worked closely with union bosses to inflate wages on the North East Link are deeply concerning. At a time of economic crisis, Victorians have a right to know why the North East Link Project office is reportedly sharing...
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Taxpayer ‘forks out for union access’ in Victorian jobs scheme

Thursday 21 May 2020 In today’s The Australian, I call out the Andrews government’s sneaky clause in the ‘Working for Victoria’ contracts which force struggling businesses to give extraordinary access to workplaces by union officials in return for taxpayer...
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WorkSafe kept in the dark for 10 days about Cedar Meats outbreak

Tuesday 19 May 2020 The Victorian Health Department took 10 days to notify WorkSafe that an inspector could have been exposed to COVID-19 at Cedar Meats. Appearing before the Public Accounts and Estimates Committee today, WorkSafe’s CEO gave evidence that despite one of his...
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Liberal Nationals call for JobKeeper payments to be exempt under WorkCover

Tuesday 28 April 2020 The Liberal Nationals want Victoria to follow South Australia’s lead and exempt JobKeeper payments as remuneration when calculating WorkCover premiums. To support South Australian businesses to maintain jobs and survive the COVID-19 crisis, ReturnToWorkSA...
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Liberal Nationals call for long service leave flexibility during COVID-19

Friday 24 April 2020 The Liberal Nationals are calling on the State Government to make long service leave more flexible during COVID-19. While the Morrison Government’s JobKeeper payments will save millions of jobs, many businesses need more flexibility with rostering and leave...
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State Government leaves cries for help unanswered

Sunday 12 April 2020 Documents released under Freedom of Information (FOI) reveal that over 5,000 calls to Child Protection went unanswered in the second half of last year. These documents show that in particular Child Protection calls to the South Division are being left with...
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WorkCover premium relief needed for distressed businesses

Thursday 9 April 2020 With Victorian businesses in financial distress or going into hibernation due to COVID-19, the cost of WorkCover premiums is another pressure they could do without. Employers are required to bear the cost of workers’ compensation insurance, even if normal...
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Statement on industrial relations during COVID-19 crisis

Monday 30 March 2020 Reports are emerging that some Victorian businesses are being threatened with legal action by union officials during the current COVID-19 pandemic. While there is significant goodwill being shown between industry and unions leaders, it appears not to be...
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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Information You Need to Know

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Monday 23 March 2020 In our local communities, we are seeing social and economic changes in our streets and upon our neighbours, in a way that has not been witnessed since wartime. As you would be aware information is changing rapidly, so advice will be updated as changes occur....
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Andrews must explain sweetheart deal with union bosses on North East Link costs

Friday 22 May 2020 Reports today the Andrews Government has worked closely with union bosses to inflate wages on

Taxpayer ‘forks out for union access’ in Victorian jobs scheme

Thursday 21 May 2020 In today’s The Australian, I call out the Andrews government’s sneaky clause in

WorkSafe kept in the dark for 10 days about Cedar Meats outbreak

Tuesday 19 May 2020 The Victorian Health Department took 10 days to notify WorkSafe that an inspector could have

Liberal Nationals call for JobKeeper payments to be exempt under WorkCover

Tuesday 28 April 2020 The Liberal Nationals want Victoria to follow South Australia’s lead and exempt JobKeeper