House debates

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Matters of Public Importance

Economic Leadership

4:20 pm

Photo of Craig KellyCraig Kelly (Hughes, Liberal Party) Share this | Hansard source

I am sure you will speak against this, member for Fraser. I will be very interested in your opinion about this secret deal that was done to give unions the right to veto tenders. What a disgrace! We have seen exactly the same thing with the decision by Labor to create a road safety tribunal. It has nothing to do with road safety—nothing whatsoever.

They have put a burden on independent owner-truck drivers, people who are the salt of this earth, who simply want the economic freedom to be independent and work for themselves. When this Labor government was in government it put these people at a competitive disadvantage that would force them out of business or force them into unionised employment. That is a disgrace! To use the excuse of road safety is offensive. This coalition government has a good record. We have things on track. The real danger to this country, should these people ever get back into government— (Time expired)


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