New Federal Workplace Relations Minister appointed

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New Federal Workplace Relations Minister appointed

Kevin Andrews replaced Tony Abbott today as the Federal Workplace Relations Minister.

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Kevin Andrews replaced Tony Abbott today as the Federal Workplace Relations Minister.

Before moving to Workplace Relations Andrews was the Minister for Ageing. He held this post since November 2001.

Abbott has moved to the post of Minister for Health and Ageing.

Andrews had also been the Chairperson for the Federal Government's Policy Committee on Family and Community Services and the House of Representatives Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, and a member of Joint Select Committee on Family Law Issues.

Andrews would continue with Abbott’s industrial reform.

Shadow Workplace Relations Minister, Craig Emerson said, ’Mr Andrews should adopt a cooperative approach to workplace relations and abandon the conflict ridden approach practised so obsessively by Mr Abbott.’

ACTU President, Sharan Burrow described a recent foray by Andrews’ into workplace arena as ‘respectful and positive’ and she hoped that unions would be able to develop a working relationship with Andrews. 

 

 
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