Media Releases

IMF Warns Against Morrison’s “Snapback” Strategy

25 June 2020

The International Monetary Fund has warned against the sudden withdrawal of economic support, highlighting the dangers of the Morrison Government’s September “snapback” which could jeopardise the recovery before it even gets going.

Too Many Workers Left Behind in This Recession

25 June 2020

New data has confirmed the devastating impact of this recession on Australian workers.

More Cuts to Super Would Leave More Workers Behind

22 June 2020

Renewed calls from the Morrison Government’s backbench to freeze the legislated Superannuation Guarantee increase just weeks before the Retirement Income Review is due are extremely concerning.

835,000 Australians Left Behind in This Recession

18 June 2020

New Australian Bureau of Statistics labour force data today has revealed the horrific impact of the recession on hundreds of thousands of Australian workers with 835,000 jobs lost since the worst of the virus hit.

750,000 Payroll Jobs Lost Since Virus Outbreak

16 June 2020

New ABS data today confirms that around 750,000 payroll jobs have been lost since the outbreak of Coronavirus.

JobSeeker Claims Higher Than Expected

15 June 2020

Today in Question Time the Prime Minister refused to acknowledge that more Australians have been forced onto JobSeeker as a result of the Morrison Government’s bungled handling of wage subsidies.

“Snapback” a Risk to Recovery: OECD

11 June 2020

The OECD has warned against Scott Morrison’s reckless “snapback” strategy which will cost jobs and leave people behind.

Company Directors Alarmed by Morrison’s "Snapback"

11 June 2020

The Australian Institute of Company Directors’ latest report has revealed widespread concern about the Morrison Government’s “snapback” strategy and its lack of a plan for the recovery.

Instant Asset Write-Off Extension

09 June 2020

Labor supports the proposed extension of the instant asset write-off subject to seeing the detail of the legislation.

HomeBuilder: Too Little, Too Late

04 June 2020

With the construction industry hurtling towards a cliff, today’s construction sector support announcement falls a long way short of what is needed to prevent massive job losses in the building industry.