Poor old Queensland Premier Anastasia Palaszczuk. How could the CFMEU abandon the left wing faction of the Labor Party?
Here is what CFMEU construction division secretary Michael Ravbar had to say:
“The leadership vacuum in the left has seen a once powerful voice for working Queenslanders atrophy to the point where today it is little more than a creche for party hacks…In the process, the faction has become little more than a protection racket for dud members such as Jackie Trad, who as former deputy premier bears much of the blame for the failure to look after workers’ interests even on major public projects such as Cross River Rail…”
Isn’t it funny how the new party of the workers now lies with conservative governments and progressives with the urban elites?
In the CFMEU’s case, it is a reality that the party has left them, not the other way around.