From The Australian:
Scott Morrison has sought to capitalise on train strikes wreaking havoc across Sydney on Monday, using the event to attack the Labor party over its ties to the union movement.
Speaking in the marginal electorate of Bass, the Prime Minister argued voters would be “hand(ing) the country to the unions” under a government led by Anthony Albanese, as he attempted to paint Mr Albanese a “left-wing” Labor leader.
“This is what Labor thinks they can get away with and that’s when they think they can win the election,” Mr Morrison said.
“Imagine what they would be like if they won.
“If people want to hand the country to unions under a Labor government led by the most left-wing Labor leader in 50 years since Gough Whitlam, and that’s probably being a bit unkind to Gough Whitlam, you might have to go back further, this is what they can expect.
“We cannot stand for that sort of intimidation by unions."
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has backed the Prime Minister's condemnation of the train strike, claiming the strike a coordinated "attack" by Labor.
"Make no mistake – this is a coordinated attack by the Labor Party and the union movement," said Mr Perrottet
"This is a concerted campaign by the unions and the Labor Party to cause mass disruption. They are not even hiding it."
Mr Perrottet asserted to media that the timing of the strike was a coordinated effort to cause "mass disruption".
"Today is the first day we have international arrivals coming in, a day where mums and dads are trying to get their kids to school, a day when many
university students are going back to class for the first time, many people as a result of our announcement last week returning to work.
"The unions were intent on causing chaos."
When questioned on the decision to rescind the agreement reached between the public transport commission and the Rail, Tram and Bus Union, Mr Perrottet said that too was the fault of the union's "wrong interpretation".