Health Minister must clarify role of Quarantine Advisory Panel as new case emerges

Just days after tabling the terms of reference and appointing the Quarantine Advisory Panel, the Health Minister has walked back claims the Panel would provide strategic oversight of WA’s quarantine arrangements. During Question Time today, Opposition Leader Mia Davies queried whether the newly appointed Panel had been consulted on the decision to privatise hotel quarantine.…

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Subcontractor legislation too little too late

Shadow Commerce Minister Vince Catania has criticised the Labor Government for its unplanned reintroduction of legislation to protect subcontractors in the wake of the Pindan Group collapse. Mr Catania said the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payment) Bill 2020 was rushed into Parliament this week following backlash from hundreds of Pindan subcontractors facing financial…

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