Media Releases

PM’s Broken Promise Would Smash Retirement Incomes

15 August 2020

If Scott Morrison goes back on his commitment to the long-promised, legislated, and overdue Superannuation Guarantee increases it will be an attack on workers and their standard of living in retirement.

More Than One Million Australians Unemployed

13 August 2020

Today’s ABS Labour Force figures reveal that more than one million Australians are unemployed for the first time ever, with 528,000 jobs lost since the virus outbreak.

Consumer Confidence Collapses

12 August 2020

New figures out today show that consumer confidence has collapsed again to levels not seen since the virus outbreak began.

Weakest Wage Growth In Three Decades

12 August 2020

New figures today reveal that wages growth has collapsed further in the middle of Australia’s first recession in 30 years, after already hitting record lows under this Liberals-National Government.

Jobs Crisis Intensifies

11 August 2020

New ABS data today confirms even more payroll jobs have been lost since the virus outbreak, during Australia’s first recession in three decades.

JobKeeper 3.0 Welcome Tweak But Not A Plan

07 August 2020

Labor welcomes the Government’s latest attempt to get the JobKeeper program right and we will work through the details of the announcement.

Unemployment Higher For Longer But Still No Plan

07 August 2020

The Reserve Bank’s latest Statement on Monetary Policy highlights the enormous scale of the jobs crisis facing Australia, with unemployment forecast to remain higher for longer.

RBA Interest Rate Decision (August 2020)

04 August 2020

Today’s statement by the Reserve Bank highlights the urgent need for a plan to tackle high and rising unemployment and a national approach to containing the virus outbreak.

Investment Collapsing But Still No Jobs Plan From the Morrison Government

03 August 2020

Today’s Investment Monitor from Deloitte Access Economics highlights the urgent need for a comprehensive plan to boost investment and create new jobs.

Progress on News Media Code Welcome But Regions Miss Out Again

31 July 2020

Labor welcomes progress to support Australian media businesses with the development of a mandatory news media code to address bargaining power imbalances with digital platforms.