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December 04, 2017

Once again Pauline Hanson and One Nation have voted against the very battlers they claim to fight for. It’s time One Nation fess up to their true agenda; keeping the Liberals in Government and keeping wages for working Queenslanders low.  


Today in the Senate, Hanson had the opportunity to vote with Labor to protect penalty rates. Labor proposed amendments to the Fair Work Amendment (Repeal of 4 Yearly Reviews and Other Measures) Bill 2017 that would have reversed the cuts to penalty rates and protected penalty rates in the future.


In fact, Turnbull and his Liberals are so emphatically against penalty rates that they voted against their own Bill, after we forced the Government to bring it on for debate.  


Instead of standing up for workers, Pauline Hanson and One Nation lined up to vote with the Government to support penalty rate cuts now and potentially in the future. 


This is the second time Hanson has sold out working Queenslanders on penalty rates, after she voted against a Labor motion opposing the cuts in March, before the decision had been made.


We have seen time and time again that when push comes to shove Senator Hanson cosies up to Michaela Cash and her Liberal mates. Even if it means selling out Queenslanders.


One Nation has voted against apprentices ratios, she has voted to increase 457 visa workers on building sites at the expense of local workers, and she has voted to cut $2 billion from family support assistance.


Why would One Nation vote against some of the lowest paid workers in the country? To ensure that the deal she has done with the Liberals for preferences holds up at the next federal election.


Labor will always put One Nation last, and we will always put workers first by standing up and protecting penalty rates.