“A Pattern of Allegiance: The Senator’s History of Voting Against Workers’ Rights”

Australia, Workforce


A senator’s voting history has come under scrutiny for consistently favoring business interests over workers’ rights. In 2023, the senator voted against higher wages for labour hire mineworkers and rights for casual workers and delegates. This was preceded by a 2022 vote siding with bosses to prevent workers from gaining more bargaining power. The senator’s record in 2021 reveals a vote that cost mineworkers $16 million in leave entitlements and made sackings easier. The same year, a vote was cast to keep permanent casuals. In 2020, the senator made a deal with the LNP to side with bosses over pay cuts. These actions have raised questions about the senator’s commitment to workers’ rights and fair labor practices.