Bluff, Central Queensland – Talbot, Shand, Gorman & Chan

Nothing new under the sun. Just what has Nuttel on Beattie.. Nuttel remains in prison whilst Rudd n Beattie enjoy their 100 days.

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Researching Harold Shand – case still pending in Qld Court… due again 2011. I came across a story in the Australian re Ken Talbot.. Oh what a tangled web!

”But during the late 90s, something unusual happened that was to start a trail that would lead to criminal charges and a radically changed life.

The Liberal-National Party Coalition was in office. At 11.52am on May 12, 1998, an ALP backbencher from Brisbane, Nuttall, rose in state parliament to make a strong speech about “the questionable dealings and behaviour” of Talbot, who had won an exploration permit for a coal area in central Queensland against another syndicate.

Nuttall brought up Talbot’s connection with Bond, talking about “the days of deals done in brown paper bags between corrupt National Party figures and shady businesspeople of the ilk of Mr Talbot and Mr Bond”.

For good measure, Nuttall then quoted from Family Law…

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Australian Legal System, bloody_minded, budget, Empethy, government, Local government, Sham, Work Australia

The Sham of Hiring Contract Workers Australia Wide


This time a lot of the problems stem
from shonky employers using
AustralianBusiness Numbers (ABNs)
in an illegal manner. Workers who are
genuine employees are being forced
to become Sham Contractors by
using an ABN, alleviating the Boss
from paying their entitlements such
as Superannuation, Long Service
Leave, Holiday Pay, Sick Leave,
Redundancy and so on.
To make
matters worse, many employers are
being found paying these ‘sham’
workers as little as $8 an hour. In
turn, this is being used as a weapon
to drive down labour costs which
affects us all – not the least our
children and grandchildren in the
future. Also caught up in this is the
use of Visa workers, many of whom
are being exploited in the same
manner. In the North West of WA,
one group of visa workers were
being paid as little as $3 an hour.
These employer ‘cheats’ are also
tendering using ridiculously low rates”
[extract from http://www.cfmeuwa.com/files/dmfile/CWAutumn2011.pdf
letter from Kevin Reynolds State Secretary CFMEU C&G WA]
Times like these I think maybe rule 303 applies
While the union is fined .. THE SHAM CONTINUES:
I could not find the details in any Queensland Publication .. this is dated 2011 {UNIONS have been stung with a $65,000 fine by the Federal Circuit Court of Australia for their role in strike action against construction giant Brookfield Multiplex at two Queensland sites including the Gold Coast Hilton project.

Fair Work Building and Construction (FWBC) director Val Gostencnik said the case related to unlawful industrial action taken by the CFMEU and the Communications Electrical and Plumbers Union (CEPU) in February 2011 over alleged sham contracting.

The court was told 37 workers stopped work for a day and a half at the Gold Coast Hilton site after CFMEU representatives told them Brookfield Multiplex was engaged in sham contracting, which involved wrongly treating employees as sub-contractors.

As a result, the worker might miss out on entitlements such as paid leave and superannuation. } recent @ http://www.goldcoast.com.au/article/2013/08/09/456161_gold-coast-news.html

1Brookfield Multiplex
Brookfield Multiplex is a global contracting and development company that designs, builds and maintains property and infrastructure assets.~ Wikipedia
Founded: 1962
Will conditions improve under the Kid’s rule eh

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