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."