Media Releases

Broad-Based Fall in Retail Trade as Morrison Cuts Support

21 October 2020

Preliminary ABS retail data shows retail trade falling in every state as the Morrison Government prematurely cut JobKeeper and JobSeeker.

Jobs Decline in Every State and Territory as JobKeeper Cut

20 October 2020

New ABS figures out today show the Morrison Government cut JobKeeper in the same fortnight that jobs were lost in every state and territory, not just Victoria.

Jobs and Recovery at Risk From Early Cuts to Support: Deloitte

19 October 2020

A new report from Deloitte Access Economics has warned that Scott Morrison’s cuts to vital economic support risk jobs and the recovery, with Deloitte expecting higher unemployment compared to the Government’s Budget.

Government Cuts Vital Support in the Face of Rising Unemployment

15 October 2020

Today’s ABS Labour Force figures confirm 30,000 jobs have been lost in the last month while another 18,000 Australians gave up looking for work.

Early Withdrawal of Support Risks Recovery: IMF

14 October 2020

The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook warns against the premature withdrawal of economic support against a backdrop of weaker growth and unacceptably high unemployment. 

Hiring Subsidy Leaves Another 928,000 Australians Behind

07 October 2020

There are 928,000 Australians who have been deliberately excluded from the Morrison Government’s new hiring subsidies in a move which will keep the unacceptably long jobless queues even longer.

One Trillion of Debt and Unemployment Still Too High For Too Long

06 October 2020

The Budget will rack up a trillion dollars of debt but still doesn’t do enough to create jobs, fails to build for the future and leaves too many Australians behind.

Digital Announcement - A Cash Re-Hash and Three Years Late

29 September 2020

Scott Morrison’s marketing-based approach to this jobs crisis in the middle of the worst recession in almost a century continues today with his three-year- late digitisation announcement.

Deloitte: Jobs Plan Needed to Fill Hole From Government Cuts

28 September 2020

A new report from Deloitte has called on the Government to develop a comprehensive plan for jobs, to fill the gap left by the Government’s cuts to vital support programs. 

Millions of Australians Worse Off From Morrison’s JobKeeper Cuts

28 September 2020

Today the Morrison Government is cutting JobKeeper payments to millions of Australians by at least $300 per fortnight in the middle of the deepest recession in almost a century.