Liberals and Greens unite against measures to prevent workplace invasion

Tasmanian Labor
  • Offer of bipartisanship rejected
  • Liberals side with Greens against aggravated trespass offence
  • Guy Barnett putting politics before workers
  • 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

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