Labor Divided On Asset Sales Issue

Labor Divided On Asset Sales Issue

Queensland Opposition Leader John-Paul Langbroek

Botched Expulsion Attempt Shows Labor Still Divided On Asset Sales

Victor P Taffa

The botched attempt to expel trade union official Peter Simpson proves Labor is still bitterly divided over asset sales, the State Opposition said today.

State Opposition and Liberal National Party Leader JP Langbroek said there was still a lot of anger about Premier Anna Bligh’s Privatisation lies both within Labor and the broader community.

“Anna Bligh pledged to boot Peter Simpson out of the Labor Party, but she couldn’t even get a quorum last night with unions in her own Left faction refusing to do what she wants.” Mr. Langbroek said.

Mr. Langbroek said the meeting of Labor’s administration committee last night had been a fiasco that showed Labor couldn’t manage anything properly.

“At a time when all Queenslanders should be pulling together, Labor is pulling itself apart and playing silly political games.” Mr. Langbroek said.

“Labor can’t manage the state budget, they can’t manage a health payroll system and they can’t even manage themselves.”

“If Anna Bligh can’t co-ordinate her own party, how is she going to co-ordinate Queensland’s disaster recovery?” Mr. Langbroek asked.