Media Releases

Millions of Australians Worse Off From Morrison’s JobKeeper Cuts

28 September 2020

Today the Morrison Government is cutting JobKeeper payments to millions of Australians by at least $300 per fortnight in the middle of the deepest recession in almost a century.

Record Debt and Deficit But No Jobs Plan

25 September 2020

The 2019-20 Final Budget Outcome confirms a new record deficit and highest-ever debt but there’s still unacceptably high unemployment and no proper plan from the Government to turn this around. 

Labor Urges Government to Remember Banking Royal Commission When Drafting Lending Reforms

25 September 2020

Labor is deeply concerned that today’s announcement on changes to responsible lending obligations signals an intention to dump the recommendations of the Banking Royal Commission.

SMEs Still Waiting For a Plan

24 September 2020

Today’s insolvency announcement comes as the Morrison Government prepares to withdraw billions of dollars from small businesses and local economies around the country by prematurely winding back JobKeeper and JobSeeker.

Half a Million Jobs Lost

22 September 2020

New ABS figures out today have highlighted the jobs crisis confronting Australians, with 480,000 payroll jobs lost since the virus outbreak.

Nearly One Million Australians Unemployed

17 September 2020

Today’s ABS Labour Force figures confirm that nearly one million Australians are unemployed in the deepest recession in almost 100 years and in the absence of a jobs plan from the Morrison Government.

RBA Says Economy Needs More Support Not Less

15 September 2020

RBA Minutes released today point to the intensifying jobs crisis as the recovery stalls across the country and highlight the dangers of Scott Morrison’s cuts to economic assistance later this month.

Morrison Leaves Victorians in the Lurch

08 September 2020

New data released by the ABS confirms almost half a million jobs have been lost since the virus outbreak and that Victorians are the hardest hit.

Deepest Recession in Almost a Century, But Still No Plan For Jobs

02 September 2020

The National Accounts have confirmed Australia is in the deepest recession of our lifetimes, with the economy experiencing the sharpest contraction on record.

RBA Does More While Government Does Less

01 September 2020

The expansion of the Reserve Bank’s economic support is in stark contrast to the Morrison Government’s decision to withdraw support in coming weeks.