Labor dodges its own 'wage theft' inquiry

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Shadow Industrial Relations Minister Jarrod Bleijie has slammed the Palaszczuk Government's 'wage theft' inquiry as a sham after Labor rejected moves to include public employees, including nurses, in its scope.

The Palaszczuk Government tonight voted down LNP amendments that would have compelled the inquiry to investigate Labor's on-going health payroll debacle, as well as the underpayment of security guards and other contractors at the Commonwealth Games and the use of contractors in the public service.

"The LNP put forward sensible amendments to address the problems faced by thousands of Queensland workers – but Labor can't stand scrutiny of its own record," Mr Bleijie said.

"This inquiry is a total sham because it ignores the plight of current and former nurses who are still suffering from Labor's health payroll disaster.

"Bizarrely, the inquiry will instead focus on federal employment issues over which the Labor State Government ceded jurisdiction to Canberra in 2009.

"This is nothing more than an attack on the Federal Government and has nothing to do with standing up for workers.

"Labor should clean up its own employment record before it looks at every other employer."

 
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