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Liberal Candidate Attempts To Hide Extreme Views On Workplace Laws.



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Liberal Candidate Attempts To Hide Extreme Views On Workplace Laws Media Statement - 5th November 2007

Federal Labor today accused Liberal Candidate for Makin, Bob Day, of airbrushing his senior role in the H.R. Nicholls Society from his CV.

Mr Day was the Secretary of the extremist industrial relations think tank for 13 years.

It is understood that Mr Day’s old friend from the H.R. Nicholls Society, Treasurer Peter Costello, will launch Mr Day’s campaign today.

One of Mr Costello’s co-founders of the Society has described minimum wages as “an abomination.”

ALP National Campaign Spokesperson, Senator Penny Wong, said:

“It’s no surprise that Mr Day is trying to hide his role in the H.R. Nicholls Society.

“The H.R. Nicholls Society is the organisation behind the Howard Government's Work Choices laws. It is well known that the H.R. Nicholls Society and its members now want to take the laws even further.

“Mr Day has tried to airbrush his role in the H.R. Nicholls society from his CV because he doesn't want people to know that he would prefer to replace workplace protections with the law of the jungle.

“While Mr Howard and Mr Hockey deny they want to take the laws further, there will be nothing stopping Mr Costello and Mr Day realising their dream of stripping away all protections from working Australians if they are successful at the election.”

Senator Wong called on the duo to clarify their relationship with the H.R. Nicholls Society:

z Are they still members of the H.R. Nicholls Society?

z What roles have they held in the H.R. Nicholls Society?

z Are they proud of their roles in establishing the H.R. Nicholls Society?

z Do they support the views of the H.R. Nicholls Society?

z Are they proud of the H.R. Nicholls Society’s role in driving Work Choices?

Penny Wong

Authorised by Tim Gartrell, 161 London Circuit, Canberra City, ACT 2600