Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The pick of Question Time: Gillard

...on using IR to fight inflation:

"If the Shadow Treasurer wants to advance to the Australian people that the way to fight inflation is to take away a safety net from low-wage, predominantly young workers in those industries - some of the horror stories we’ve seen, with 17-year olds, 18-year olds and 19-year olds having basic conditions ripped off them, like redundancy pay which can still be ripped off people today - if he wants to put the case to the Australian people that young workers in those low-wage industries should have those conditions ripped away from them because that’s something about fighting inflation, well he can put that case."

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes that was a very good point made by Gillard.

You could do all sorts of unjust things to fight inflation. Perhaps a freeze on all wages. Perhaps a one-off paycut for everyone to get inflation back in the 2-3% band.

The Coalition is still showing that it's heartless and doesn't care about the average Australian.

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