Call for justice

Ed, I would like to support Steve Cansdell in his call for justice in regard to sub contractors on the Pacific Highway upgrade. It is a low act to employ someone to do the work and not pay them. It is exacerbated when the company has the audacity to then claim payment. This first raised its ugly head forty years ago on the bypass of Chatsworth on the Pacific Highway. I had to fight to get payment for sub contractors on that job. When we were elected to government we had a policy of withholding payments until proof of payment to subcontractors. This was also a policy in the mining industry to ensure rehabilitation of the site. The State Government is at fault for not having such clauses in the contract. It should be part of every contract. Ian Causley Former Nationals Member for Page and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Chatsworth NSW