Dr Christian Rowan MP, the State Member for Moggill, today stated “It’s been six weeks since the final report of the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption was handed down and the Palaszczuk Labor Government has failed to do anything to address its findings.”
Dr Rowan said in a clear sign of the control union bosses have over Premier Palaszczuk and Labor, the government voted down a motion that called on them to deliver a response at the next sitting of Parliament.
“This means there will be no official response to the findings and recommendations of the damning Royal Commission report from the Palaszczuk Labor Government,” Dr Rowan said.
“This is typical of a Labor Government that doesn’t want to listen and would rather bury its head in the sand than upset its union overlords.
“The Commission uncovered serious criminal activity and thuggery at the highest levels in Queensland’s trade unions.
“It found there was ‘room for louts, thugs, thieves, perjurers and those who threaten violence’ in the world of trade union officials and it seems Labor is happy to turn a blind eye.
“Premier Palaszczuk told Queenslanders to wait and see what the Royal Commission recommended – well we know now and she’s still stalling and cow-towing to union heavies.
“The Premier owes it to Queenslanders to make an official statement to Parliament that details the State Government’s response to each Commission finding and recommendation as they relate to Queensland.”
Dr Rowan said earlier this week the LNP moved to introduce legislation to re-instate 24-hour notice provisions prior to unions entering worksites but the government used its numbers to stop Parliament considering Commissioner Heydon’s recommendations.
“This state needs to do something to solve the problems uncovered by the Commissioner, but instead there’s deafening silence from Palaszczuk and Labor as they close ranks to support their union mates,” he said.
“The longer the Palaszczuk Labor Government continues to turn a blind eye to union corruption, the further Queensland will fall behind the rest of Australia.”
“That’s not what Queenslanders voted for.”