Media Releases

LABOR WELCOMES START OF JOBKEEPER – BUT IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO MAKE IT BETTER

May 01, 2020

Labor welcomes the commencement of the JobKeeper wage subsidy but again calls on the Morrison Government to make the simple changes required to keep more Australians in work and out of the unemployment queues.

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THIS CRISIS SHOULDN’T BE AN EXCUSE FOR MORE ATTACKS ON SUPER

April 21, 2020

We read today about another sneaky attack on superannuation as Josh Frydenberg asks the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to monitor and if necessary insist on changes to fund material designed to inform members of the cost of reducing their balances.

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ABS FIGURES CONFIRM JOB LOSSES AND HIT TO INCOMES

April 21, 2020

Today’s Weekly Payroll Jobs and Wages in Australia release by the ABS has highlighted the profound impact this Coronavirus outbreak is having on workers across the economy.

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RBA NOT EXPECTING EMPLOYMENT TO “SNAP BACK”

April 21, 2020

Today’s update by the Reserve Bank highlights the profound impact of the virus on the economy and workers, with the unemployment rate expected to hit double digits and remain elevated for some time.

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LABOR WELCOMES MANDATORY NEWS MEDIA CODE

April 20, 2020

Labor welcomes the announcement that the ACCC will move to impose a mandatory code of conduct to govern commercial dealings between digital platforms and news media companies.

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TREASURER’S FALSE CLAIMS REBUFFED BY INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

April 16, 2020

The Treasurer’s claims that the International Monetary Fund’s confronting forecasts for the Australian economy don’t take into account the legislated JobKeeper wage subsidies were false.

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