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Jackie Trad-led activists have replaced traditional unions as the primary drivers of the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s mining agenda.
Shadow Mines Minister Andrew Cripps said the state’s unions had been sidelined by professional environmental activists seizing control of Labor’s policy agenda.
“Jackie Trad’s ideological and political agenda is dominating any major mining decision made in this state,” Mr Cripps said.
“There is no clearer example of this than the continued roadblocks paced in front of the New Hope’s Acland Stage 3 and Adani’s Carmichael mine projects by the Palaszczuk Labor Government.
“Green politics are now getting in the way of thousands of jobs and billions in investment in regional Queensland.
“We all know of the internal battle underway between the need to create jobs and the need to preserve the political preference deal with the Greens.
“The Premier likes to talk about the importance of mining jobs, but at the end of the day it is all talk – Labor puts politics first.
Mr Cripps said Labor was only interested in is securing Green preferences which prop up the Palaszczuk Government, keeping people like Jackie Trad and Steven Miles in their seats.
“The CFMEU and the AWU have gone missing when it comes to protecting their members’ jobs and interests,” he said.
“Union leaders need to step in and curtail the takeover of Labor’s mining policy agenda by professional environmental activists.
“These unions, with members working in the state’s mining sector, must realise Labor’s policy agenda has been taken over by Jackie Trad-led activists who want their industry shut down.”
Mr Cripps said it would be interesting to see if the unions had the spine to stand up to Jackie Trad at this weekend’s State Labor Conference.
“It will be interesting to see if the CFMEU puts up a fight to protect the jobs of its members at who want to work at Acland Stage 3, or if they get sacrificed to preserve the preference deal with the Greens,” he said.
“Jackie Trad is hell bent of killing-off coal mining in this state, and the New Hope and Adani projects are at the top of her hit list.