Opposition leader to visit Gladstone today



FEDERAL Opposition Leader Kim Beazley will visit Gladstone today in an effort to garner ooposition to the Howard government's industrial relations changes.

The visit coincides with a week of action being held across Australia.

A rally organised by the Queensland Council of Unions will be held tomorrow morning to protest the changes.

Mr Beazley's visit today will include a trip to the RG Tanna Coal Terminal at the Gladstone Por . He is expected to meet with workers at the coal loading terminal to discuss the proposed industrial relations changes.

The changes include creating a single national system, changing the way the minimum wage is set, placing new employees on six month probationary periods and exempting business with up to 100 workers from unfair dismissal laws.

Tomorrow's rally will start with a march at 9am from the QIR Club in Tank Street to Anzac Park.

The rally is expected to go until 11am.



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