Brendan Smyth and his Liberal Opposition have complained about Jon Stanhope and the unions using Floriade to promote opposition to the Federal Government’s planned industrial relations reforms.
Apparently Mr Stanhope and ACTU president Sharan Burrow are going to launch a postcard campaign against the reforms at the flower festival on Monday. Unions ACT have been distributing the same postcards outside the entry gates for the past couple of days.
Brendan Smyth said it was an outrage to be using a tax-payer funded event for political purposes (wonder what he thinks about the Coalition’s IR ad campaign and today’s High Court ruling?).
The radio version of the story had a sound grab from someone at Unions ACT saying, “We’ve done nothing wrong.”
UPDATE The Liberals just got their press release about this up here