Government to throw jobs overboard with shipping industry changes: Greens

Greens industrial relations spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said that the government’s plan to deregulate the shipping industry would see them throwing jobs and maritime workers’ rights overboard.

“The Abbott government is throwing jobs overboard,” Mr Bandt said.

“We wouldn’t bring in overseas truck drivers to carry goods on the Hume Highway at $2 an hour and we shouldn’t allow the same on our shipping lanes.”

“The Greens will fight these attacks.”

“We will stand up for the local shipping industry and protect people’s rights at work.”

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