Legislative Council: Tuesday, November 01, 2022


Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union

In reply to the Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK ().6 September 2022).

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector): I have been advised:

Since becoming minister, I have had two specific meetings with representatives of the CFMMEU in Adelaide.

The first occasion was on 7 June 2022 regarding amendments to the Return to Work Act 2014. The second was on 30 June 2022 in relation to various industrial relations matters including industrial manslaughter and construction industry long service leave.

In addition, I had a personal coffee meeting with a family friend who is a CFMMEU forestry division official in Mount Gambier during a country cabinet visit.

In addition to those three meetings with representatives of the CFMMEU, I am advised that I have also met three times with Business SA, twice with the Australian Industry Group, and twice with the Master Builders Association.

As Minister for Industrial Relations, I have frequent meetings, both individually and in roundtable format, with industrial relations stakeholders representing many different viewpoints including unions and industry peak bodies.

I believe this is consistent with the public's expectations of the way the state's Minister for Industrial Relations conducts themselves.