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E&OE TRANSCRIPT-RADIO INTERVIEW-5AA WITH LEON BYNER-MONDAY, 5 AUGUST 2019

August 06, 2019

SUBJECTS: Newstart; Michaelia Cash uses job seekers as a political football.

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GOVERNMENT FAILING UNEMPLOYED AUSTRALIANS

August 05, 2019

The Morrison Liberal Government has launched another attack on unemployed Australians in order to distract from its infighting over the rate of Newstart.

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SLOWING CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY A WARNING SIGN

August 02, 2019

The government must heed warnings from the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures, along with a number of economists, that show the construction sector slowing.

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AUDIT EXPOSES LIBERALS DISDAIN OF FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH

August 02, 2019

The release of the Australian National Audit Office audit of the Australian Research Council (ARC), is an endorsement of the highly competitive and arduous National Competitive Grant’s Process (NCGP), which is administered and approved by ARC experts.

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REPORTS EXPOSE DEEP FLAWS IN PARENTSNEXT PROGRAM

August 02, 2019

Reports today of serious problems at the heart of the government’s parenting payments program, ParentsNext, is further evidence that the Morrison Liberal Government’s implementation of the program is deeply flawed.

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LEAP IN NUMBER OF PEOPLE WORKING FOUR OR MORE JOBS

August 01, 2019

The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data released today reveals a shocking statistic – that the number of people holding four or more jobs has doubled in just the last year.

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST