Education and Employment Legislation Committee
EDUCATION PORTFOLIO - Australian Research Council
Greens Deputy Leader, Adam Bandt, has hit back at claims from Gina Rinehart that Australia needs a dose of Thatcherism.
"Gina Rinehart is a threat to Australian egalitarianism," said Mr Bandt.
"Gina Rinehart is full of suggestions about how to balance the budget, but none of them involve her paying a fairer share of tax and all of them involve getting the rest of us to pay more."
Senator WRIGHT (South Australia) (15:44): As Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee, I present the report on a claim of public interest immunity raised over documents, together with the Hansard record of proceedings and documents presented to the committee.
Greens Deputy Leader and workplace spokesperson, Adam Bandt MP, says leaked terms of reference for the Productivity Commission review of the Fair Work Act reveals the government's real agenda on workplace laws.
Reports in Fairfax media today suggest scrapping of penalty rates and other workplace conditions are in the government's sights.