Paul Howes, the National Secretary of the Australian Workers' Union has never worked in the mines or the factories, despite representing workers who do. He has never done a hard days work in his life. He left school in Year 9 and joined far-left groups such as the militant Resistance at 16. He became a union official at 17.
Yet now, Howes has been caught out advocating corruption in government. Mr Howes attacked the decision of the federal government to allow self-made billionaire Gina Rinehart to employ 1,700 foreign workers. While that is a debateable point, Mr Howes then made this absurd comment: ''After months of the government making it clear Gina Rinehart is our enemy, where is the consistency?, what are we doing? It doesn't make sense''.
Mr Howes is clearly advocating the government treat Mrs Rinehart differently. That's corruption, and is illegal.
Plus, why is someone who already employs thousands of Australians and generates massive wealth for our nation an ''enemy''?
Union officials are so out of touch with working families.
Good point from Tim Blair: Leftists have discovered immigrants they don’t like – those who arrive with passports and want to work
One of the biggest critics of the decision has been Labor Senator Doug Cameron. Ironically, Cameron is Scottish. Isn't that taking jobs from Australians?