Labor is making an example of this bloke as a warning to others.
They know it's wrong.
They know it's unfair.
But they're doing is anyway.
The risk to the campaign of a repeat performance is too great.
Friends of the working man.
The Queensland ports contract worker who tripped up Bill Shorten on Labor’s tax plan for high-income earners has been suspended and forced to find another job.
The 49-year-old experienced electrical engineer was told he was in breach of contract for speaking to the media after he was filmed questioning the Opposition Leader as he campaigned at the Queensland government-owned Gladstone Ports on April 23, The Courier-Mail newspaper reports.
The next day the worker’s pass did not work and last week his desk was packed up and its contents delivered to his house.
The father of three, who earned about $250,000 last financial year, had forgotten his lunch the day of Mr Shorten’s visit and became caught up in the media scrum during a free barbecue.
“It would be good to see higher-wage earners given a tax break,’’ the engineer told the Labor leader.
Mr Shorten replied, “We’re going to look at that”, sparking a political bunfight, with the Coalition accusing the Opposition Leader of deliberately misleading the man, given that Labor is targeting higher-income earners.
Gladstone Ports engineer suspended for talking to #Shorten— Timjbo 🇦🇺 (@pleaseuseaussie) May 12, 2019
The next day the worker’s pass did not work & last week his desk was packed up and its contents delivered to his house.🤔
This is the #LaborParty at work in Queensland. @CampbellNewman https://t.co/ePTx82pGWC#auspol pic.twitter.com/MOsGWU14zm