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SMEs STILL WAITING FOR A PLAN

September 24, 2020

Today’s insolvency announcement comes as the Morrison Government prepares to withdraw billions of dollars from small businesses and local economies around the country by prematurely winding back JobKeeper and JobSeeker.

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HALF A MILLION JOBS LOST

September 22, 2020

New ABS figures out today have highlighted the jobs crisis confronting Australians, with 480,000 payroll jobs lost since the virus outbreak.

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APPOINTMENTS TO CSIRO BOARD WELCOMED

September 20, 2020

David Thodey AO has been reappointed to Chairman of the board for 12 months. Professor Edwina Cornish AO has also been reappointed for a further three years.

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SMALL BUSINESSES STRUGGLING IN FACE OF FAILED GOVERNMENT SCHEMES

September 18, 2020

The Morrison Government is not doing enough to support small businesses through this crisis, with the latest Bulletin from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) revealing small businesses are disproportionately impacted by the recession, which is influencing their investment decisions.

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NEARLY ONE MILLION AUSTRALIANS UNEMPLOYED

September 17, 2020

Today’s ABS Labour Force figures confirm that nearly one million Australians are unemployed in the deepest recession in almost 100 years and in the absence of a jobs plan from the Morrison Government.

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E&OE TRANSCRIPT DOORSTOP INTERVIEW MELBOURNE THURSDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER 2020

September 17, 2020

SUBJECT: ABS Labour Force figures.

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