• Petitioned Members of the Australian House of Representatives

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Support the parliamentary inquiry into public sector rights at work

    1. Petition by

      Together Queensland


Over the last six months Queensland public servants have had many of their rights and conditions stripped away by government legislation. The federal government can legislate to protect these rights but it will need to act soon.

Adam Bandt, the member for Melbourne has proposed a parliamentary inquiry into the rights and conditions of state public servants. The time has come to run the ruler over the way state governments have been treating their workers. A parliamentary inquiry is an important first step to the return of rights and protections to state government employees.

All Australians should enjoy the same rights at work, whether they work for a private company, small business or state government. Sadly conservative state government’s have been using their powers to strip rights away from their own workers- people like doctors, nurses, teachers, ambulance officers and fire fighters.

A parliamentary inquiry will help shine a light on what has happened in Queensland and lead to federal government action to ensure all workers are protected.

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    1. Reached 15,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Edgar B. Highfield AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I don't like Liberal / National Party governments , they kick the worker , they cater for the top end of town the grubs . Campbell Newman is worse than the Joe Behe Peterson government and would be delt with accordingly if it was back in the 1970's & 80's . Trouble these days these governments get away with all sorts of things because the general workforce is to soft & won't stick togeather .

    • David Dowling BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      It's most important too me as the wellbeing of this State of Queensland,is in the balance of Newman's foolishness.The wellbeing of our health system,our education system,and the many other things that makes the state i were born in great.

    • Tracy Stafford AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because our governments of either persuasion are not in it for the people and democracy

    • john ward AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I am a NSW State Public Servant.

    • Julie Milnes AUSTRALIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I don't understand how a State Government can think it's ok to move people onto Commonwealth unemployment benifits.

      To pay knowledgeable people to stay at home when we need them in the workforce is SO stupid!


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