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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Labor’s broken promise risks leaving subcontractors out of pocket

Tradies owed hundreds of thousands of dollars by construction giant Pindan claim they haven’t been paid for months, leading to renewed calls for the State Government to provide greater protections. Shadow Commerce Minister Vince Catania said rumours and speculation regarding Pindan Group’s financial future were causing concern for many subcontractors across WA awaiting significant payments…

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NORTHAMPTON BYPASS AN IMMEDIATE PRIORITY: LOVE

The Northampton bypass project should be an absolute priority following Strandline Resources’ announcement last week that it would proceed with its Coburn mineral sands project near Shark Bay, according to Shadow Transport Minister Shane Love. Mr Love said the mineral sands project would see 230,000 tonnes of Heavy Mineral Concentrate (HMC) exported from the Geraldton…

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Appreciation for emergency response acknowledged in Upper House

Shadow Minister for Emergency Services and Member for the Agricultural Region Hon Martin Aldridge MLC yesterday expressed his gratitude for all those who selflessly supported regional communities during recent disastrous events. “In the first four months of 2021, regional communities faced devastating weather events – Tropical Cyclone Seroja, the Wooroloo bushfires and a number of…

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