Media Releases

Working Families Are Going Backwards

21 March 2022

The Budget might be recovering because of commodity prices but Australians facing skyrocketing costs of living and falling real wages are still being left behind. 

Deputy Governor Of The Reserve Bank

10 March 2022

Federal Labor thanks Dr Guy Debelle for his decades of service to the nation at the Reserve Bank, including more than five years as Deputy Governor, and we wish him well as he takes on new challenges in the energy sector.

Australians Can't Risk More Complacency About The Recovery

02 March 2022

We welcome the expected rebound in the economy in the December quarter after the big downturn we didn’t have to have in the quarter before.

Real Wages Keep Falling As Costs Of Living Skyrocket

23 February 2022

Today’s new ABS data shows real wages are still going backwards even as the economy recovers.

No Plan For Flatlining Productivity

07 February 2022

A big announcement about a scheduled and expected productivity review on the eve of an election doesn’t make up for this Government’s failures on productivity for much of its near-decade in office.

Mismanaging The Pandemic Means Mismanaging The Economy

17 January 2022

The recovery would be stronger if not for the Morrison Government’s failures on the health front. 

Don't Believe Liberal Lies On Tax And The Economy

17 January 2022

Another desperate scare campaign in today’s media shows why Josh Frydenberg’s credibility is becoming scarcer than a rapid antigen test.

1.7 Million Australians Looking For Work Or More Hours Despite Skills Shortage

16 December 2021

After eight years of Coalition cuts to TAFE and training and despite a nation-wide skills shortage, 1.7 million Australians are looking for work or more hours to pay the rent, pay for fuel, and if they can afford to, buy Christmas gifts.

More Spin, More Rorts, More Of The Same

16 December 2021

The mid-year budget update was long on complacency and self-congratulation but short of a plan to deal with the skyrocketing costs of living, stagnant wages, insecure work, skills shortages, or to crack down on rorts and waste.

Morrison Caught Red-Handed, Ripping You Off

15 December 2021

Today it was revealed that Scott Morrison pours four times more of your money into wealthier Liberal electorates than he spends on our local community.