BRENDAN O’CONNOR MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT AND INDUSTRY
SHADOW MINISTER FOR SCIENCE
SHADOW MINISTER FOR SMALL AND FAMILY BUSINESS
MEMBER FOR GORTON
The Morrison Government has done a grubby deal with One Nation to strip workers of protections against being sacked or having their hours reduced under the JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme.
The Morrison Government and One Nation’s refusal to back Labor’s amendments will make it easier to sack existing workers and replace them with cheaper, subsidised workers.
The jobs crisis is getting worse but Scott Morrison is withdrawing support from the economy and undermining protections for workers.
The Government’s failure to safeguard workers follows revelations that the program will only create 10 per cent of the jobs they initially announced.
The Morrison Government loves making announcements, but they never deliver and it’s always hardworking Australians who pay the price.
The Prime Minister has been slow to act during this crisis, and his Government’s deliberate decisions to exclude Australians from protections and support means the only lasting legacies of this crisis could be higher unemployment for longer and a trillion dollars of debt.
WEDNESDAY, 11 NOVEMBER 2020