Bleijie labelled arrogant and disgrace over holiday move

THE Queensland Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk has labelled Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie an "absolute disgrace" as tempers flared in State Parliament over the Government's decision to move the Labour Day public holiday from May to October.

Tempers reached fever pitch yesterday during debate on changes to the Holidays and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012.

Ms Palaszczuk accused the State Government of having total distain for hardworking Queenslanders.

"This bill is another example of the LNP Government's obsession with attacking working Queenslanders," she said.

"It is a sad indictment that the LNP Government would ... attack a public holiday that has been commemorated in May by Queenslanders since 1891, and declared a public holiday by the Queensland Parliament in 1901."

Mr Bleijie said workers could march when they wanted, but under the new laws they would not get paid for it.

"You are arrogant and you are a disgrace," Ms Palaszczuk said.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The date and information in the Daily's story was provided by the State Government's Hansard reporting service. Any error in the information provided in the story came from the service.

 

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