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Howard the master of Liberal lies.



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FOR MEDIA

CRAIG EMERSON Member for Rankin

SHADOW MINISTER FOR WORKPLACE RELATIONS

HOWARD THE MASTER OF LIBERAL LIES

Mr Howard has again deliberately misrepresented Labor’s plan to give working Australians more opportunity to access part-time work.

Labor has outlined plans to give mothers returning from parental leave and casual employees who work regular hours a real opportunity to ask for part-time work. This “right to request” approach is based on employees requesting conversion to part-time work, and employers considering whether this is reasonable for their business.

But on ABC radio this morning Mr Howard falsely claimed that Labor would be “mandating an entitlement to part time work”.

All my recent statements, published in the Australian Financial Review, the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald, have made it made crystal clear that this is not true. These statements all correct Mr Howard’s false claims in the Australian on 19 January.

Yet Mr Howard insists with his lie.

The Prime Minister is constitutionally incapable of telling the truth.