A change in the Liberal leader won’t change their anti-worker agenda. No matter who is at the helm, this Liberal Government has let down Australian workers, families and communities through their relentless attacks on workers.
Malcolm Turnbull stood side by side with Tony Abbott throughout the last two years in which unemployment rose, thousands and thousands of Australian jobs were lost and the wages and conditions of some of the lowest paid Australians were targeted.
Mr Turnbull’s attempt to separate himself from the Abbott Government's broken promises is simply spin.
Mr Turnbull was a senior member of the team throughout this period. He has played a key role in a Government that supports cutting penalty rates, cutting minimum wages, cutting rights at work and pushing through trade agreements that don’t support local jobs.
“Most concerning is Malcolm Turnbull’s claim that he wants to go back to the style of Government Australia experienced under John Howard– the government that delivered WorkChoices,” said ACTU President Ged Kearney.