Media Releases

330,000 Jobs Lost Since Virus Outbreak

17 November 2020

The latest ABS figures released today confirm that hundreds of thousands of jobs have been lost since the virus outbreak.

Royal Commission Legislation

12 November 2020

It’s been two years since Commissioner Hayne called his last witness at the Banking Royal Commission and only now is the Government releasing this legislation.

Government Votes for Taxpayer-Subsidised Executive Bonuses

11 November 2020

On the day Scott Morrison’s Liberals decided to cut income support for an expected 1.8 million unemployed Australians, they also voted in favour of large companies who pay obscene executive bonuses receiving taxpayers’ money in the form of wage subsidies.

Morrison-One Nation Deal Risks More Job Losses

11 November 2020

The Morrison Government has done a grubby deal with One Nation to strip workers of protections against being sacked or having their hours reduced under the JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme.

Cuts to Government Support a Risk to Jobs: Reserve Bank

06 November 2020

The Reserve Bank’s quarterly Statement on Monetary Policy highlighted growing concerns about high and rising unemployment in the face of fading government support.

Jobs Lost Across Australia After Morrison Slashes JobKeeper

04 November 2020

The latest ABS figures released today show a fall in jobs and wages in every state and territory in the first full fortnight after the Morrison Government cut JobKeeper prematurely.

RBA Interest Rate Decision (November 2020)

03 November 2020

The Reserve Bank has announced unprecedented and welcome measures to tackle the intensifying jobs crisis and support the economy following Scott Morrison’s underwhelming budget.

Revealed: JobFaker Out By Nearly One Million Jobs

27 October 2020

The Morrison Government has been caught out inflating the jobs figures associated with Budget measures by nearly one million jobs, but still won’t admit it.

Treasury Distances Department From Morrison's Dodgy Jobs Claims

26 October 2020

Today in Senate Estimates, Treasury officials distanced themselves from the dodgy jobs claims made by the Morrison Government as part of its energy and manufacturing announcements.

Hiring Credit Will Only Create 10 Per Cent of Promised Jobs

26 October 2020

Senate Estimates today has revealed that the JobMaker Hiring Credit is only expected to create 45,000 jobs, just 10 per cent of the 450,000 jobs that the Morrison Government claims will be supported by the program.