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Monday, 26 May 2003
Page: 14988

Mr Murphy asked the Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, upon notice on, 4 March 2003:

(1) Can he confirm that a copy of the Cole Royal Commission Report into the building industry has been given to the Governor-General.

(2) Who else has been provided with a copy of this report.

(3) When will this report be made publicly available.

Mr Abbott (Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) The final report from the Royal Commission into the Building and Construction Industry was presented to the Governor-General on 24 February 2003.

(2) and (3) Volumes 2 and 12-22 of the report were tabled in Parliament on 26 March 2003. Volumes 1 and 3-11 were tabled in Parliament on 27 March 2003. Volume 23, which contains referrals for prosecution, will not be released publicly.

(3) Volumes 1-22 of the report are publicly available and can be accessed on