Legislative Council: Tuesday, September 06, 2022


Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK (15:01): Further supplementary arising from the original answer—

Members interjecting:

The PRESIDENT: Order! Further supplementary question, the Hon. Ms Lensink.

The Hon. K.J. Maher interjecting:

The PRESIDENT: Leader of the Government, just listen.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK: Don't prejudge my questions.

The PRESIDENT: Let's not have a conversation. How about you ask your supplementary and how about you don't interrupt, please?

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK: Can the minister advise that of the many, many meetings he has had with unions, including the round tables that he referred to, how many of those meetings were specifically and only involving the CFMEU?

The PRESIDENT: Did he mention a round table?

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink: He did. I listen.

The PRESIDENT: And that's a good trait, to listen to the answers, everybody.

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (15:02): I am trying to recall. I am not certain if I have had a meeting that has involved just the CFMEU since the election.

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink: Can you check, please?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER: I am happy to check.

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink: Can you take it on notice?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER: I will take it on notice. If it is, it would have been one or two at most, but if it is any different from none or one or two I will come in and provide a further answer.