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STAGE FOUR RESTRICTIONS ON INDUSTRY

August 04, 2020

Federal Labor acknowledges that the stage four restrictions limiting the operation of industry in Victoria, while following the necessary health advice, will be difficult for many businesses and workers.

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CONCERNS RAISED OVER AUSTRALIA’S R&D CAPACITY

July 29, 2020

Reports today reveal additional pressure on the Morrison Government to develop a comprehensive manufacturing and industry plan to drive employment and boost economic growth.

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YOUNG PEOPLE FACING LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES OF COVID RECESSION (1)

July 28, 2020

Younger Australians have been facing a poor labour market and struggling to get their careers underway, a new report released today has highlighted.

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590,000 PAYROLL JOBS LOST SINCE VIRUS OUTBREAK

July 28, 2020

New ABS data today confirms that around 590,000 payroll jobs have been lost since the virus outbreak.

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YOUNG PEOPLE FACING LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES OF COVID RECESSION

July 27, 2020

Younger Australians have been facing a poor labour market and struggling to get their careers underway, a new report released today has highlighted.

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SMALL BUSINESSES NEED SUPPORT NOT MORE CONFUSION

July 24, 2020

Concerning reports of another Treasury error have emerged detailing confusing and erroneous information regarding sole traders’ eligibility for JobKeeper.

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST