Bob betrays builders for bureaucrats at QBuild

14 Jul 2010 11:40 AMJann Stuckey

13 July 2010

Bureaucrats fared better than builders at QBuild under Minister Robert Schwarten, the LNP said today.

Shadow Minister for Public Works Jann Stuckey said QBuild shed 143 trade qualified staff in the past 12 months but added 26 extra bureaucrats.

“While Minister Schwarten has been asleep at the wheel, QBuild has added 26 extra bureaucrats at the expense of 13 per cent of its trade qualified staff,” Ms Stuckey said.

“‘Bob the Builder’, the self-proclaimed ‘workers’ friend’, has become ‘Bob the Bureaucrat’ and achieved the dubious distinction of having fewer trade qualified staff to train the next generation of QBuild apprentices.

“This is the same Bob the Blusterer who told Parliament on February 23 it was the LNP that wanted to get rid of tradespeople and apprentices.

“Queenslanders have learned the hard way Bligh and Labor can’t be trusted.

“Robert Schwarten can’t be trusted to build a better Queensland, let alone build the trust of the electorate.”

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