Media Releases

Treasury Says JobKeeper Cut Cost 56,000 Jobs

01 June 2021

Around 56,000 Australians who relied on JobKeeper lost their jobs at the end of March after the critical wage subsidy was cut by Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg. 

More Marketing, Mismanagement And Missed Opportunities

11 May 2021

This Budget is yet another marketing exercise that can’t re-brand the mismanagement and missed opportunities that define eight long years of this Liberal-National Government.

Uneven Recovery Defined By More Weak Wages Growth

07 May 2021

In its latest Statement on Monetary Policy, the Reserve Bank has highlighted Australia’s recovery remains uneven, with wages growth still expected to stagnate for the next two years.

Another JobShambles

06 May 2021

Having stuffed up the vaccine rollout, mucked up hotel quarantine, mixed up the cost of JobKeeper by an eyewatering $60 billion, and fluffed up the COVIDSafe app, Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg now appear to have given up on the JobMaker hiring credits.

Northern Australia Kept Waiting On Key Insurance Support

04 May 2021

After almost a decade of inaction, the Morrison’s Government’s belated announcement of a reinsurance pool is a $10 billion apology note to the people of Northern Australia.

Economic And Budget Bounce Despite The Government, Not Because Of It

03 May 2021

In its latest Budget Monitor, Deloitte Access Economics highlights that growth in the economy is patchy, Budget improvements are largely due to factors beyond the Treasurer’s control, and the Morrison Government’s “vaccine schemozzle” is harming Australia’s recovery.

Deloitte: Record Low Wages Growth Set To Worsen

12 April 2021

In its latest Business Outlook, Deloitte Access Economics forecasts Australia’s recovery will be defined by even weaker wages growth and remains hostage to the vaccine rollout and withdrawal of government support.

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.