SPCA workers are cannon fodder in a different war

Behind a wages smoke-screen, SPC Ardmona jobs are being risked to pay for the sins of another sector. And if one backbencher's right, the decision goes against Cabinet's majority view.

Something very dangerous is happening within the debate over the government's decision not to 'co-invest' $25 million to upgrade SPC Ardomona's Shepparton plant.

SPCA workers earning around $50,000 a year are being used as cannon fodder in the Abbott government's war against a legitimate enemy – the construction unions that have pushed up construction costs and engaged in corrupt activities.

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