Penalty rates row
I write regarding the article by Karratha branch members of the Labor Party (Leave penalty rates for workers alone, page 10, 3/2).
This issue is a storm in a teacup.
As the elected Member for Durack, it is my duty to represent all my constituents, and by presenting a constituent’s view to the Fair Work Commission as per the constituent’s request I am fulfilling my responsibility as a Federal Member of Parliament. Just like when I fought for Pilbara jobs by helping to abolish anti-Pilbara taxes such as the Carbon Tax and the Mining Tax.
The Turnbull Government is a Government sticking up for hard-working Australians.
Our initiatives such as jobactive, the Transition to Work service, the What’s Next website, the National Work Experience Program and the Empowering YOUth Initiatives have all played a role in the nine-year high of 301,300 new jobs created in Australia last year.
If anyone reading this needs more information regarding any of these initiatives contact my office on 9964 2195.
I believe penalty rates are a matter for the Fair Work Commission and the Fair Work Commission alone.
Any independent body needs the opinions of others, such as my constituents, to base their decisions upon. Melissa Price, Member for Durack