Turnbull’s first priority to attack people’s rights at work: Greens

Greens Industrial Relations spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said Malcolm Turnbull’s first priority is attacking people’s rights at work after announcing his government will bring back the bill to establish the Australian Building and Construction Commission as the first item of Parliamentary business this year.

“Instead of legislating for marriage equality or strong action on climate change, Malcolm Turnbull’s first priority is to attack people’s rights at work,” Mr Bandt said.

“It's the first week back and already Malcolm Turnbull is ramping up his Liberal government’s attacks on people’s rights at work.”

“The Senate has rightly killed off this bill two times already.”

“People should not have fewer rights than accused criminals just because they work in a particular industry.”

“The Greens will again oppose this bill and work with crossbench Senators to ensure that this attack on people’s rights at work is truly dead, buried and cremated.”

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