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Labor’s amendments to the Community Services Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Bill 2019

17th June 2020

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said:

“The LNP will be opposing Labor’s wage freeze on frontline public servants.

“We believe a deal is a deal and it should be honoured.

“Labor’s changes tear up legally binding agreements and trash the principles of a good faith enterprise bargaining process.

“At a time when people need certainty, this has provided great uncertainty.

“Now is not the time to be ripping money out of the economy.

“Labor should not be using the wages of public servants, including police, nurses, teachers, paramedics and firefighters, to cash-flow its budget.

“In the debate the LNP will attempt to introduce legislation to freeze the salaries of Members of Parliament for 12 months and we call on Labor to support these amendments.”

LNP Deputy Leader and Shadow Treasurer Tim Mander said:

“Labor’s wage freeze is a sleight of hand accounting trick - not real budget repair. It is just mean and tricky.

“This continues the Palaszczuk Government’s economic mismanagement of raiding public servant superannuation, stopping payments to long service leave entitlements and stopping payments to the defined benefit fund.

“The Palaszczuk Labor Government is treating public servants with contempt.

“Labor’s decision to cancel the budget shows it has no plan.

“The LNP has already committed to deliver a budget within the first 100 days of forming government to provide certainty and transparency for all Queenslanders.”