Productivity Commission set to revive WorkChoices corpse: Bandt
Greens Deputy Leader and workplace spokesperson, Adam Bandt MP, says leaked terms of reference for the Productivity Commission review of the Fair Work Act reveals the government’s real agenda on workplace laws.
International Women’s Day – And Liberals Attack Penalty Rates
The Greens are defending workers on low-incomes and working unsociable hours, as Tony Abbott targets penalty rates.
Greens Deputy Leader and Member for Melbourne Adam Bandt MP said that the majority of casual workers are women.
“The Coalition is marking Women’s Day [on Sat March 8] by coming after penalty rates,” said Mr Bandt.
Greens will oppose Abbott’s destruction of Qantas
The Australian Greens have said they will strongly oppose Tony Abbott’s plan to remove the protections in the Qantas Sale Act. They called on Labor to not join Tony Abbott in allowing any increase in foreign ownership of Qantas.
Tony Abbott needs to take on Qantas
Responding to massive job cuts announced by Qantas today, Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Member for Melbourne Adam Bandt said:
“Today we’ve seen Alan Joyce announce he will sack more than 5,000 Qantas employees, almost one sixth of the total workforce, in response to Tony Abbott’s demands that he cut costs.
“Unless the government secures an agreement to protect local jobs, any government support could just underwrite the offshoring of jobs.”
Really? A man has been killed and we are talking about Senator Conroy?: Bandt
Greens Deputy Leader, Adam Bandt MP, has criticised the House of Representatives for wasting time with a politicised debate about Senator Conroy instead of focussing on a far more pressing issue, the death of refugee Reza Berati on Manus Island.