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E&OE TRANSCRIPT DOORSTOP INTERVIEW MELBOURNE THURSDAY, 19 NOVEMBER 2020

November 19, 2020

SUBJECTS: ABS Labour Force figures; South Australian Coronavirus outbreak.

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RECORD LOW WAGES GROWTH WORSENS UNDER LIBERALS

November 18, 2020

New ABS data released today has revealed that annual wages growth has reached new record lows, following years of wage stagnation under the Liberals.

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330,000 JOBS LOST SINCE VIRUS OUTBREAK

November 17, 2020

The latest ABS figures released today confirm that hundreds of thousands of jobs have been lost since the virus outbreak.

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GOVERNMENT VOTES FOR TAXPAYER-SUBSIDISED EXECUTIVE BONUSES

November 11, 2020

On the day Scott Morrison’s Liberals decided to cut income support for an expected 1.8 million unemployed Australians, they also voted in favour of large companies who pay obscene executive bonuses receiving taxpayers’ money in the form of wage subsidies.

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MORRISON-ONE NATION DEAL RISKS MORE JOB LOSSES

November 11, 2020

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.

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CHIEF SCIENTIST APPOINTMENT

November 09, 2020

Federal Labor welcomes the appointment of renowned physicist Dr Cathy Foley AO PSM FAA FTSE as Australia’s next Chief Scientist.

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