MEMBERS STATEMENT – QANTAS

Mr FREGON (Mount Waverley) (09:59): I need to report that I have just been asked by the great people down at the Transport Workers Union if I will meet with Qantas workers on Monday afternoon regarding the 2500 positions that are about to be outsourced by Qantas. This is a very important subject for us all at the moment with a recession and with job losses. The short answer to my friend John Berger and all the co down there is of course I will meet with these people. I will meet with them Monday and we will talk about that. It is affecting my constituents. It is affecting all of us because Qantas is basically going to be a monopoly. Virgin is pretty well gone, so we are all going to be standing in line and we will all be still calling Australia home for quite some time.