Labor stands ready to work
with the Liberal Government and key stakeholders to implement laws that will
protect working Tasmanians against workplace invasions.
Shadow Minister for
Resources and Primary Industries, Shane Broad, said Labor had repeatedly condemned
dangerous workplace invasions.
“Labor’s concerns about the
Liberal Government’s protest laws are well known and long standing. They are
poorly targeted and risk criminalising every Tasmanian protesting on any
issue,” Dr Broad said.
“It is disappointing that
the Liberals sided with the Greens to oppose Labor’s sensible alternative
including introducing a new offence of aggravated trespass and exclusion zones
around harvesting and processing facilities.
“Labor has offered to work constructively with the Government to put in place laws that will actually protect workers. It is disappointing that Guy Barnett has instead been determined to play politics.
“The only people who win as a result of the Liberals’ political games are the Greens and the Bob Brown Foundation.”
Shane Broad MP
Shadow Minister for Resources