Beattie must rein unions in over Comm Games delays

23 May 2016 12:00 AMJohn-Paul Langbroek

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s hand-picked Gold Coast Commonwealth Games chair Peter Beattie must rein in his union mates and get the construction of the Carrara Sports Precinct back on track, the LNP Opposition said.


Shadow Commonwealth Games Minister John-Paul Langbroek said the stop work meetings being used by the unions to disrupt construction were putting the 2018 Games at risk.


“Queenslanders are sick of seeing unions holding both companies and the government to ransom,” Mr Langbroek said.


“The union tactics, intimidation and disruption happening at Carrara are delaying construction of the Commonwealth Games stadium and putting the Games at risk.


“It is time for Gold Coast Commonwealth Games chair Peter Beattie to step in and get the Games back on track.


“Peter Beattie is Labor’s ‘union whisperer’ and should be ensuring that union bosses don’t derail the Gold Coast’s games with bullying tactics that waste taxpayers’ money.


“The Palaszczuk Labor Government is always standing up for union bosses but when construction productivity has been halved at Carrara with twice-daily, two-hour stop-work meetings, it is time to say enough is enough.


“Union bosses say they’re protecting rights, but what they’re doing is playing dirty politics – and taxpayers will foot the bill.”

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