Media Releases

Morrison Government Leaving Hundred of Thousands of Workers Behind

15 December 2020

New ABS figures confirm that more than two hundred thousand jobs still haven’t “come back”.

Morrison's Hiring Credits Punish Long-Term Unemployed Australians

10 December 2020

The RBA has today confirmed in its December Bulletin that the Morrison Government’s hiring credit scheme will not help many of the people worst affected by long-term unemployment.

Morrison Breaks Promise on Banking Roal Commission, Putting Millions of Australians at Risk

09 December 2020

Nearly two years after the Banking Royal Commission’s final report, the Morrison Government has introduced legislation that will dismantle consumer protections, abandoning the report’s first recommendation.

Digital Reform Delay Drags On

09 December 2020

It is disappointing that the uncertainty and delay around the News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code will continue into 2021.

September GDP Numbers Cold Comfort for a Million Still Unemployed

02 December 2020

Today’s National Accounts have confirmed early signs of recovery following the worst quarterly economic contraction in Australian history and the first recession in 29 years.

OECD: Premature Cuts to Support Risk Jobs and Recovery

02 December 2020

The latest OECD Economic Outlook has warned the Morrison Government that premature cuts to vital support in the economy will hamper Australia’s recovery from the worst downturn in almost a century.

Capex Crunch is Not New

26 November 2020

The latest ABS data today has confirmed capital expenditure collapsed again in the September quarter, entrenching the crisis in business investment that existed well before the pandemic.

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.