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MORRISON GOVERNMENT LEAVING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF WORKERS BEHIND

December 15, 2020

New ABS figures confirm that more than two hundred thousand jobs still haven’t “come back”.

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RUSH FOR PHOTO OP COULD HURT SMALL BUSINESS

December 08, 2020

The pandemic has hit small businesses hard, with many about to go to the wall. At the end of this month an avalanche of insolvencies is predicted after a regulatory freeze on bankruptcies expires.

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LABOR LAUNCHES PANDEMIC RECOVERY JOBS AND INDUSTRY TASKFORCE

December 01, 2020

Today, Labor launched our Pandemic Recovery Jobs and Industry Taskforce to ensure there is a plan to get Australians back into work following Australia’s deepest Recession in almost a century.

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TREASURER CONGRATULATES HIMSELF WHILE TOO MANY ARE STILL JOBLESS

December 01, 2020

New ABS figures confirmed today that 320,000 payroll jobs have been lost since the virus outbreak, on the same day the Reserve Bank said it expects unemployment will remain unacceptably high and above pre-pandemic levels until past the end of 2022.

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ADDRESS TO PER CAPITA A GLOBAL PANDEMIC, A DEEP RECESSION, AND A ROAD TO RECOVERY VIA ZOOM WED...

November 25, 2020

Covid-19 has at a remarkable speed shaken up life as we once knew it.

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E&OE TRANSCRIPT TV INTERVIEW ABC INSIDERS SUNDAY, 22 NOVEMBER 2019

November 22, 2020

SUBJECTS: Unemployment; Superannuation; Hotel quarantine; Shadow Cabinet reshuffle; China.

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