Abbott workplace laws can’t pass: Bandt

The Australian Greens have criticised Tony Abbott’s workplace policy and called on Labor to guarantee they would join with the Greens in blocking his proposals if they come before the Parliament.

Tony Abbott has today flagged a crackdown on unions, an increase in individual flexible agreements and the reinstatement of the Australian Building and Construction Commission if he forms government after the election.

“The Greens will use our numbers in Parliament to stop any attempt to attack Australians’ rights at work,” Mr Bandt said today.
 
“Labor needs to make clear where it stands before the election so voters know that the Greens would be able to block these laws if they come before the Parliament.”

“Tony Abbott is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. The history of WorkChoices shows that the Coalition promises one thing and does something else in government.”

“Australians can trust the Greens to stand up for their rights at work.”

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