LNP Shadow Minister for Natural Resources Dale Last has slammed the Palaszczuk Labor Government for guillotining debate on laws to protect Queensland’s mine workers.
“It’s clear the Labor Government is running from scrutiny and refusing to answer questions on their own legislation,” Mr Last said.
“We still had members wanting to debate the Bill on behalf of their electorates, but Labor abused their majority in the House to guillotine debate.
“This in an important Bill about the safety of our mine workers. Every member of the House had the right to speak on the Bill but were denied the opportunity by this undemocratic Labor Government.
“It’s the second time in 24 hours Labor have jumped early and cut debate on important legislation.
“By cutting the debate, Labor’s Natural Resources Minister Anthony Lynham was not required to answer any questions that were raised by MPs during the debate - effectively giving the Bill a free ride through Parliament.”