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JOBS LOST ACROSS AUSTRALIA AFTER MORRISON SLASHES JOBKEEPER

November 04, 2020

The latest ABS figures released today show a fall in jobs and wages in every state and territory in the first full fortnight after the Morrison Government cut JobKeeper prematurely.

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TAXPAYER FUNDS AGAIN FIND WAY TO LIB PARTY POLLSTER CROSBY TEXTOR

October 28, 2020

Senate Estimates has revealed a $5 million government grant for the small business Go Local First campaign has made its way to Liberal Party pollster Crosby Textor (now called CT Group) to conduct research.

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GOVERNMENT MUST ADDRESS LINGERING COUNTRY OF ORIGIN UNCERTAINTIES

October 27, 2020

Federal Labor supports the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Country of Origin) Act 2017, but we call on the Government to resolve continued uncertainties held by the sector.

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E&OE TRANSCRIPT - TELEVISION INTERVIEW - ABC AFTERNOON BRIEFING - TUESDAY, 27 OCTOBER 2020

October 27, 2020

SUBJECTS: JobMaker; Border closures; Djab Wurrung tree.

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BUDGET A BACK TO THE FUTURE MOMENT

October 26, 2020

It was touted as a major boon for Australian manufacturing, yet the 2020 Budget would appear to be nothing more than a back to the future moment, spruiking Labor’s plan for jobs first announced in 2012.

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HIRING CREDIT WILL ONLY CREATE 10 PER CENT OF PROMISED JOBS

October 26, 2020

Senate Estimates today has revealed that the JobMaker Hiring Credit is only expected to create 45,000 jobs, just 10 per cent of the 450,000 jobs that the Morrison Government claims will be supported by the program.

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