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LIBERALS STILL WANT A CUT TO PENALTY RATES AS WAGE GROWTH REMAINS AT RECORD LOWS

August 17, 2016

Malcolm Turnbull is so out of touch with everyday Australians that at a time when we are facing the slowest wages growth since records have been kept, he wants to cut workers’ penalty rates.

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E&OE TRANSCRIPT TV INTERVIEW SKY NEWS TO THE POINT

August 15, 2016

SUBJECT/S: Royal Commission into Banks; Census; Nauru.

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THE CONTINUATION OF A CONTEMPTUOUS GOVERNMENT

August 11, 2016

Malcolm Turnbull and his Liberals have exposed the contemptuous way they will run the new parliament by failing to provide a timely briefing to Labor on the proposed legislation dealing with the Victorian Country Fire Authority (CFA) dispute.

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PROTECT PENALTY RATES AS WAGE GROWTH STAGNATES

August 09, 2016

Labor calls on the Government to reverse its support for cuts to penalty rates following the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) quarterly Statement on Monetary Policy, which forecasts a continuation of low wages and employment growth.

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MINISTER HAS NO MANDATE

August 05, 2016

The first industrial relations speech of the Minister for Employment after the election is predictably underwhelming.

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TURNBULL GOVERNMENT MUST ACT ON ASBESTOS SAFETY

August 04, 2016

More evidence has emerged from an independent review by Swedish firm KHG Border Services that backs Labor’s calls for the Turnbull Liberal Government to immediately act on the illegal importation of asbestos.

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