JIM CHALMERS MP
MEMBER FOR RANKIN
CUTTING JOBKEEPER WILL CUT LOGAN JOBS
In less than a fortnight Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg will cut JobKeeper for an estimated 10,324 Logan workers and 3,355 Logan businesses, ripping around $10 million a fortnight / $5 million a week from our local Logan economy.
Cutting JobKeeper is cutting Logan jobs. It’s that simple.
The Morrison Government is rolling out vaccines too slowly, and pulling JobKeeper support from the Queensland economy too quickly.
Getting either the vaccine rollout or the economic response wrong is damaging, but getting both wrong simultaneously, could damage and delay our recovery.
The small business owners that I regularly speak with are becoming increasingly anxious and tell me that both of these things will have big consequences for jobs in our community.
What these hardworking families and workers want from the federal government is certainty beyond March 28 and I’m increasingly worried the LNP just isn’t listening, and just doesn’t get it.
Nobody is saying that JobKeeper should go on forever, but it should be tailored and targeted to what’s actually going on in our local community.
The Morrison Government’s JobKeeper cuts risk leaving too many people in Logan behind.
Our recovery from the deepest recession in a century risks being longer because Scott Morrison is pulling support from some sections of our local economy too quickly.
Our community needs and deserves a comprehensive jobs plan to support local workers and businesses in the recovery.
Abolishing JobKeeper at the end of the month will impact more than one million workers and half a million businesses across the country.
Labor pushed for wage subsidies in the first place because it was the right thing to do.
With more than two million Australians searching for a job or more hours, the Morrison Government has no real plan to grow our local economy.
Instead, its cuts to JobKeeper, cuts to wages, and cuts to superannuation will make things worse, not better.
Only Labor is on the side of working families in Logan – fighting COVID-19, while also fighting to build an economy that is stronger and fairer after the pandemic than it was before.
MONDAY, 15 MARCH 2021