He stole from the CFMEU, then was busted in a stolen car.
He stole from the CFMEU, then was busted in a stolen car. Luka Kauzlaric

Grace put union-boss background before jobs

LAST week, the Palaszczuk Labor Government, together with the Katter Party, ran a "protection racket” for the CFMEU and voted to support job losses and higher rates for all council areas.

Local governments are the backbone of many regional economies and how they manage their workforce and services in their local area is the biggest issue for them.

The LNP stood side by side with Queensland councils and their workers to ensure they have certainty about their pay and conditions. Because of the actions of Labor and the Katter Party, rates will likely increase and the 38,500 council jobs in Queensland are now under pressure. The Local Government Association has said it feels betrayed by Minister Grace Grace, who clearly put her background as a former union boss and her desire to keep her own job ahead of the jobs of the tens of thousands of Queenslanders.

We stand on the side of Queensland councils and their workers rather than bully-boy unions who don't have the interests of real Queenslanders at heart.

Remember this when you get your next rates bill: if it increases, you can blame Labor and its union mates.

JARROD BLEIJIE

Shadow Minister for Employment, Industrial Relations, Skills and

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