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While the stakes for our community are high in every federal election, there are few throughout Australia’s history that will shape our future as definitively as the 2016 Double Dissolution ballot on 2 July.
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In a big win for the campaign for good, steady jobs, Federal Labor today announced their intention to introduce a licensing regime for the labour hire industry and set minimum standards to stamp out dodgy practices that force down wages and conditions.
CFMEU Mining and Energy Division Executive Vice President Mitch Hughes said it was now incumbent on federal LNP MPs and candidates in Queensland to explain whether they support licensing for labour hire firms.
Failing to outline a plan for good steady jobs in Central Queensland, the Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry, has instead attacked Central Queensland workers’ campaign for Steady Jobs.
CFMEU Mining and Energy Division Vice President, Mitch Hughes, said Ms Landry is ducking the issue and making misleading statements, revealing she has no plan to solve the issue of insecure jobs.
“Ms Landry needs to explain what she is going to do about the contracting out of permanent jobs, rather than just fudging and diverting to other issues like a typical politician,” Mr Hughes said.
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