The Rockliff (minority) Government has made an art form of saying things in the media to get pressure off them or to make themselves look good without anything to back it up or any follow through action.
The media release yesterday from Minister for Workplace Safety and Consumer Affairs Elise Archer, which promised support for those negatively impacted by the recently failure of building companies in Tasmania, is pure fiction.
Two home builders I know that are impacted by building company failures have been onto Consumer Building and Occupational Services (CBOS) this morning and there is absolutely no one there that can help them or provide advice.
I have just called CBOS myself and spoke to a lady who said she would take my details and someone would return my call in 5 to 6 days. I was then referred to the CBOS website.
This is typical of a government that will say and do anything to get the media attention away from them or look good when there is in reality nothing of substance backing up their public statements.
Jen Butler MP
Shadow Minister for Building and Construction
Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs