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Monday, 22 June 2009
Page: 6839


Mr Melham asked the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, in writing, on 12 May 2009:

Further to her answer to Question No. 333 (Hansard, 21 October 2008, page 9844), what total costs have now been incurred by the Australian Building and Construction Commission in the case of Hadgkiss v CFMEU (NSW), Lane and Casper, for

(a)   solicitors, and

(b)   counsel.


Ms Gillard (Minister for Education, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and Minister for Social Inclusion) —The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

(a)   As at 29 May 2009, the Office of the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner has incurred solicitor’s costs of $714,338.43 in the case of Hadgkiss v CFMEU, CFMEU(NSW), Lane and Casper.

(b)   As at 29 May 2009, the Office of the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner has incurred counsel costs of $229,388.24  in the case of Hadgkiss v CFMEU, CFMEU(NSW), Lane and Casper.