Media Releases

Cutting JobKeeper Will Cut Logan Jobs

15 March 2021

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.


Josh Frydenberg And JobKeeper: No Plans For Cairns

08 March 2021

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg may have arrived in Queensland but he hasn’t packed a plan to support the 8,096 workers and 2,631 businesses in Cairns and Far North Queensland who are expected to lose out when he cuts JobKeeper in just over a fortnight.

GDP Figures Cold Comfort To 2 Million Without Work Or Enough Work

03 March 2021

Today’s National Accounts confirm that while the recovery continues as restrictions ease, it remains patchy, and wages have actually gone backwards.

Wages Growth Still At Record Lows

24 February 2021

New ABS data released today has confirmed that annual wages growth remains at record lows, following years of wage stagnation under the Liberals long before the pandemic.

Greater Certainty In The News Media Bargaining Code

23 February 2021

It’s good news the Government will be amending its legislation for the News Media Bargaining Code and that, as a consequence, Facebook intends to restore Australian news pages.

More Broken Promises Leave Millions Worse Off

18 February 2021

Another day, another broken promise from Scott Morrison on superannuation.

Banking Victims Ignored As Reforms Abandoned And Delayed

04 February 2021

Two years after shocking misconduct was revealed by the Banking Royal Commission only a third of the 76 recommendations have been implemented and are in force.

RBA Expects Weak Wages To Continue

03 February 2021

When the Reserve Bank Governor has again warned that “wages growth is the lowest in decades” and this is “likely to be with us for some time”, the Morrison Government’s highest priority is to cut take-home pay for Australia’s working families.

ABS Data Confirms More To Be Done On Jobs

02 February 2021

As the Morrison Government prepares to cut JobKeeper, new ABS figures confirm what Australians already know – the recovery from the worst recession in a century is patchy, and without the right economic supports too many workers will be left behind.

‘Exceptional Uncertainty' In Economy

27 January 2021

While the IMF’s new World Economic Outlook Update says prospects for global growth have improved, it still expects the international economy will be characterised by risk and uncertainty associated with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.