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BUSHFIRE RESEARCH CUT AS NEXT SEASON LOOMS

May 28, 2020

Australia’s leading bushfire research centre has been forced to wind down its research projects, despite the next bushfire season looming, because the Morrison Government has failed to guarantee future funding.

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E&OE TRANSCRIPT RADIO INTERVIEW RN DRIVE WEDNESDAY, 27 MAY 2020

May 27, 2020

SUBJECTS: Industrial relations reform.

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5.6 MILLION PEOPLE WORKING FEWER HOURS IN APRIL

May 21, 2020

New Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data today provides a detailed breakdown of the challenges facing the Australian labour market.

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E&OE TRANSCRIPT TELEVISION INTERVIEW SKY NEWS THURSDAY, 21 MAY 2020

May 21, 2020

SUBJECT: Unemployment.

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730,000 PAYROLL JOBS LOST SINCE VIRUS OUTBREAK

May 19, 2020

New ABS data today confirms that around 730,000 payroll jobs have been lost since the outbreak of Coronavirus, including further job losses over the past two weeks.

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YOUNG PEOPLE BEARING THE BRUNT OF THE UNEMPLOYMENT CRISIS

May 14, 2020

Today’s April labour force figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show young Australians are bearing the brunt of the unemployment crisis.

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