cfmeu slams Trad

CFMEU slams Trad

by Ted Sorensen
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Trad taunted ‘do right thing’ and resign
Domanii Cameron, Sarah Vogler, Jessica Marszalek, Danielle O’Neal, The Courier-Mail

Hundreds of construction workers have stormed Parliament House, demanding Deputy Premier Jackie Trad resign and the Cross River Rail delivery authority be scrapped.

It comes as Ms Trad faced a grilling during a fiery Parliament question time this morning over the government’s integrity crisis with MPs asking why she won’t ‘do the right thing by Queenslanders’ and resign.

CFMEU state secretary Michael Ravbar – among those storming Parliament House – said the Deputy Premier and CRRDA are not up to the task of managing the $5.4 billion rail project from Dutton Park to Bowen Hills.

It is the strongest the union has come out against Trad.

“Right now we have more energy and political capital being spent on Jackie Trad’s $700,000 investment property<> than we do on the largest infrastructure project in Queensland,” he said.

“She is no friend of the worker. The Labor government should do the right thing.”

Ravbar said that inaction on behalf of the government will see the CFMEU protesting up until the October election.

ETU state secretary Peter Ong said the ALP has lost it way.

“We don’t expect to have to protest in front of an ALP party,”

“So for us to be out here protesting it must be really bad.”

During Question Time grilling Ms Trad said she has made her position abundantly clear about if she would resign.

“I have always endeavoured to do the right thing,” she said.

“I will ensure that I abide by the rules and if there is an investigation that follows the assessment by the CCC I will do what is right.

“I will refer those (opposite) to the long list of issues that the Premier put on the table in relation to those opposite’s track record when in government.”

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