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Monday, 17 September 2012
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Budget Estimates: Question No. EW0174_13

(Question No. 2097)


Senator Abetz asked the Minister representing the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, in writing, on 23 August 2012:

With reference to the answer provided to question no. EW0174_13, taken on notice during the 2012-13 Budget estimates hearing of the Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Legislation Committee: Which registered organisations attended the event.


Senator Ludwig: The Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

A ceremonial sitting to welcome Justice Ross was held on Friday, 23 March 2012. Fair Work Australia issued an open invitation to all organisations registered under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009, a complete list of which is available on the Fair Work Australia website: http://www.fwa.gov.au/index.cfm?pagename=regorgslist

Not all registered organisations sent an RSVP in respect of the invitation, therefore it is not possible to determine which registered organisations attended the event.

An invitation to speak at the Ceremonial Sitting was also sent to the ACTU, with then secretary Jeff Lawrence addressing the sitting on the day.