Disappointing news for North-West Tasmania
The Tasmanian Greens Member for Braddon Paul O’Halloran MP today expressed deep disappointment at news of job losses at Caterpillar Underground Mining in Burnie.
In a major embarrassment to the government, the Legislative Council has refused to send the radical anti-protest legislation to a parliamentary committee, with many MLCs scathingly critical of the Bill.
“This is a major embarrassment for the government. The Bill was supposedly so urgent that it was guillotined through the Lower House, and now it is languishing in the Upper House with no guarantee that it has the numbers to pass,” said Greens Justice spokesperson Nick McKim MP.
“Labour day was a huge victory for workers rights, with its recognition of every person’s right to eight hours work, rest and sleep each day,” Mr Booth said.