RICHARD MARLES MP
DEPUTY LEADER OF THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY
SHADOW MINISTER FOR NATIONAL RECONSTRUCTION, EMPLOYMENT, SKILLS AND SMALL BUSINESS
SHADOW MINISTER FOR SCIENCE
MEMBER FOR CORIO
JIM CHALMERS MP
MEMBER FOR RANKIN
SYDNEY JOBS LOST THANKS TO MORRISON’S MISTAKES
As Sydney’s COVID-19 health crisis deepens, working families across the city are hurting as a direct result of the Morrison-Joyce Government’s 18 months of failures on vaccines, quarantine, and economic supports.
New ABS data shows that payroll jobs across Sydney and the surrounding areas have fallen by as much as 13.7 per cent per cent in some areas since June 26, when our community was plunged into lockdown because of Scott Morrison’s incompetence.
This data doesn’t capture the impact on self-employed workers, who have also been hit hard by these lockdowns.
These devastating job losses are the price our community is paying for Scott Morrison’s mistakes.
Scott Morrison’s botched vaccine rollout is hurting workers and small businesses and the Australian economy is bleeding hundreds of millions of dollars a day and billions of dollars a week as a direct consequence.
For eighteen months Labor has been warning that the nation’s economic recovery is hostage to the vaccine rollout.
We can’t have a first-rate jobs and economic recovery with a third-rate vaccine rollout.
Scott Morrison’s bungled vaccine rollout is risking lives, risking jobs and risking the recovery.
FRIDAY, 10 SEPTEMBER 2021