Legislative Council: Tuesday, September 06, 2022


Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (15:00): Did those members of the CFMEU provide the Attorney-General with an assurance that in South Australia it would not engage in poor behaviour that has become synonymous with its members on construction sites interstate?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (15:00): To the best of my recollection, I don't think I have met with members of the CFMEU since some of the matters that they have referred to recently, but I can check that. There probably would have been meetings with many unions at union round tables.

In relation to the supplementary question, a question the Hon. Jing Lee asked, as I said earlier, we have had a remarkably harmonious industrial relations environment in South Australia. I expect that to continue and I expect that if anyone breaks the law they will be investigated and face the consequences.