A war of words erupted on the floor of State Parliament today when Member for Morwell Russell Northe attacked Premier Daniel Andrews over his commitment to
“I feel we’ve been misled and let down by our State Government,”
“Workers at Hazelwood don’t want charity, they simply want a job into the future.”
“Premier, Todd is in the gallery today with his wife Michelle and son Tyler. Can you tell Todd and Michelle and Tyler why you didn’t bother fighting for Todd’s job?”
“These are very difficult times and the most appropriate thing for us to do is to support, where appropriate, retraining,
“The question was about why didn’t the Premier fight for Todd’s job prior to a decision being made?” he said.
“All levels of government have to be less concerned about playing the politics of those opposite and more concerned with standing with the affected workers and the broader Latrobe Valley community,”
“When I was speaking with the Member for Morwell on Friday he wasn’t quite as angry as this.
“Instead, I thought in an act of great leadership made the point to me that we should work together and I said to him that I’m happy to make that commitment, but he crosses the green carpet (into Parliament) and suddenly it’s all about the politics.”