The independence of Queensland public service remains under threat after the Palaszczuk-Gordon Labor Government refused to confirm if public servants could opt-out of having their personal details provided to union bosses.
Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg said when Treasurer Curtis Pitt was asked the question in Parliament today he was unable to give a definite answer.
“Queenslanders looking for clarity about Labor’s Union Encouragement Policy would have been disappointed with the Treasurer’s comments today,” Mr Springborg said.
“Mr Pitt refused to confirm whether a new government employee could opt-out of having their personal details provided to union bosses.
“The independence of the Queensland public service must be upheld and it seems the Treasurer is more interested in empowering union bosses than giving workers a choice.
“I don’t think Queenslanders voted for a Government that is beholden to union bosses.”