20 Dec 2017

The day-to-day responsibility of workplace relations has been ripped from Minister Cash following what has been a shocking year for her, and handed to WorkChoices advocate and penalty rates opponent Craig Laundy.
Senator Cash can leave the portfolio, but not the crime scene – the Minister and her office are still under AFP investigation.
It is obvious that Minister Cash has had the industrial relations component of her portfolio pulled away from under her because of her awful performance this year, including being under a cloud regarding the police raids on the AWU.
This is Senator Cash’s record so far:
• Presided over the resignation of her handpicked Commissioner for breaching the law he was supposed to uphold;
• Approved taxpayers paying almost half a million dollars for him to drag out the case for more than 12 months before admitting breaching the Fair Work Act;
• Lost an advisor for leaking a federal police investigation to the media;
• There is currently a federal police investigation into her office’s conduct;
• Misled the Senate five times;
• Fatally politicised each of the regulators she is responsible for; and;
• Had to pull her latest union attacking legislation from the senate because she couldn’t get support for it.
True to form, Malcolm Turnbull has shown awful judgement and tried to put a bandaid on Senator Cash’s demotion by putting her in charge of innovation.
The Prime Minister should have shown leadership and sacked Senator Cash.

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