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Government must immediately release Wira report



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JULIAN BEALE, M.H.R. Shadow Minister for Employment Training & Youth Affairs

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GOVERNMENT MUST IMMEDIATELY RELEASE WIRA REPORT

The Federal Government must immediately release the Report of the Waterfront Industry Reform Authority (WIRA) the Federal Member for Deakin and Shadow Minister for Employment, Training and Youtlg. Affairs, Julian Beale, said today.

The Government should stop trying to keep the WIRA Report secret.

The Report, which was handed over to the Minister for Transport, Mr Willis, last week, has wide-ranging employment and training implications.

This is the third Report on the Australian waterfront commissioned by the Hawke Government in the last year.

No action of any consequence has followed because the Government is scared witless of the waterfront unions.

As usual, the Government is now trying to cover-up its inability to carry out waterfront reforms.

We now have a series of disastrous decisions: the Kodak hand-out, payment of large subsidies to the Airlines, the broken promises on the huge potential export industry at Coronation Hill, the training tax, and now the WIRA Report cover-up.

This Government has completely lost its way.

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