Nurses union dumping Labor not politically damaging: Lucas

Chris O'Brien, ABC, September 21, 2010 The State Government has played down the implications of the Queensland Nurses Union's (QNU) departure from the Labor Party. The QNU's affiliation with the ALP will not be renewed when it expires next year. But acting Premier Paul Lucas says it is not politically damaging. "I'm obviously disappointed that they're not renewing their affiliation but we deal with all sorts of unions whether they're affiliated or not," he said. The QNU says ending affiliation gives it more political flexibility. ... Nurses