Media Releases

Treasury Distances Department From Morrison's Dodgy Jobs Claims

26 October 2020

Today in Senate Estimates, Treasury officials distanced themselves from the dodgy jobs claims made by the Morrison Government as part of its energy and manufacturing announcements.

Hiring Credit Will Only Create 10 Per Cent of Promised Jobs

26 October 2020

Senate Estimates today has revealed that the JobMaker Hiring Credit is only expected to create 45,000 jobs, just 10 per cent of the 450,000 jobs that the Morrison Government claims will be supported by the program.

Treasurer Has Questions to Answer on ASIC Investigation

23 October 2020

Revelations have emerged that Treasurer Josh Frydenberg knew of concerns relating to the renumeration benefits of Australian Securities and Investments Commission Chair James Shipton for over a month before disclosing the investigation.

Broad-Based Fall in Retail Trade as Morrison Cuts Support

21 October 2020

Preliminary ABS retail data shows retail trade falling in every state as the Morrison Government prematurely cut JobKeeper and JobSeeker.

Jobs Decline in Every State and Territory as JobKeeper Cut

20 October 2020

New ABS figures out today show the Morrison Government cut JobKeeper in the same fortnight that jobs were lost in every state and territory, not just Victoria.

Jobs and Recovery at Risk From Early Cuts to Support: Deloitte

19 October 2020

A new report from Deloitte Access Economics has warned that Scott Morrison’s cuts to vital economic support risk jobs and the recovery, with Deloitte expecting higher unemployment compared to the Government’s Budget.

Government Cuts Vital Support in the Face of Rising Unemployment

15 October 2020

Today’s ABS Labour Force figures confirm 30,000 jobs have been lost in the last month while another 18,000 Australians gave up looking for work.

Early Withdrawal of Support Risks Recovery: IMF

14 October 2020

The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook warns against the premature withdrawal of economic support against a backdrop of weaker growth and unacceptably high unemployment. 

Hiring Subsidy Leaves Another 928,000 Australians Behind

07 October 2020

There are 928,000 Australians who have been deliberately excluded from the Morrison Government’s new hiring subsidies in a move which will keep the unacceptably long jobless queues even longer.

One Trillion of Debt and Unemployment Still Too High For Too Long

06 October 2020

The Budget will rack up a trillion dollars of debt but still doesn’t do enough to create jobs, fails to build for the future and leaves too many Australians behind.