Monday, November 25, 2013
Fed up Queenslanders join forces to protest new government legislation
Demonstrators like those who protested the governments public service cuts earlier this year, are expected to march on Parliament House this week. Photo: Glenn Hunt
“Several thousand” workers, unionists, lawyers, environmentalists, civil libertarians, community groups and the fed up are among those joining forces to shout Parliament House down.
The main focus will be the government's industrial relations reforms, labelled as “more draconian than WorkChoices” by the Queensland Council of Unions, but if it involves rights, it will be yelled about on Tuesday afternoon, as government critics plan a statewide attack for the last week of parliament.
Introduced last month, while the government was pushing through its anti-bikie legislation, the Industrial Relations Fair Work Harmonisation Act will be passed this week.