Media Releases

Almost One Million Jobless As Unemployment Rises Further

19 November 2020

Today’s ABS Labour Force update showed a further increase in unemployment with almost one million Australians now unemployed, despite a welcome increase in jobs in the month of October.

Retirement Income Review A Stalking Horse For Super Cuts

19 November 2020

119 days ago the Morrison Government received a report without any recommendations, which concluded the retirement incomes system is in good shape.

Record Low Wages Growth Worsens Under Liberals

18 November 2020

New ABS data released today has revealed that annual wages growth has reached new record lows, following years of wage stagnation under the Liberals.

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.