Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Shayne to Stop A[euro][approximately]vandals'

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Shayne to Stop A[euro][approximately]vandals'

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Byline: Joel Gould joel.gould@qt.com.au

LABOR heavyweight Bill Shorten launched Blair MP Shayne Neumann's election campaign with a glowing endorsement for the sitting member.

Mr Shorten, Minister for Education and Workplace Relations, spoke to the QT at Mr Neumann's launch at Banjo's Bar in Ipswich where he also likened the LNP to workplace relations "vandals".

Mr Shorten, touted as a future prime minister, issued a warning to those considering voting for the LNP at the election.

"The wages aren't that high in Ipswich so why on Earth would you let a pack of vandals with their policy spray cans come in and graffiti upon workplace relations?" he said.

"These (LNP) guys have got form.

"Whenever they are in power they go after the conditions.

"Their basic proposition on workplace relations is that the leopard has changed its spots.

"But Ipswich people look at Campbell Newman and say a[approximately]There's the leopard's relative. …

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