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MORRISON LEAVES VICTORIANS IN THE LURCH

September 08, 2020

New data released by the ABS confirms almost half a million jobs have been lost since the virus outbreak and that Victorians are the hardest hit.

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GOVERNMENT’S JOBS PROGRAM INVESTS LESS THAN $70 PER JOB SEEKER

September 03, 2020

Australia has confirmation we are in the deepest recession since the Great Depression, yet the Morrison Government will invest less than $70 per job seeker.

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GOVT VOTES AGAINST FIXING PAYMENT TIMES FOR STRUGGLING SMALL BUSINESSES

September 03, 2020

The Morrison Government voted against fixing payment times for small businesses in the Senate today.

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LABOR LEADS FRANCHISING REFORM FOR SMALL BUSINESS

September 02, 2020

Federal Labor is leading the way on meaningful and practical reform of Australia’s $180 billion franchising sector, which has seen franchisees exploited and left many Australian families facing financial ruin.

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E&OE TRANSCRIPT TELEVISION INTERVIEW ABC THE BUSINESS WEDNESDAY, 2 SEPTEMBER 2020

September 02, 2020

SUBJECTS: Unemployment; Support for business.

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WHY LABOR WANTS $10 MILLION PENALTIES FOR DODGY FRANCHISORS

September 02, 2020

The dream of running a small business, often as franchise operation is an understandable attraction for many Australian families. Too often, however, the reality has seen decent people struggling with failing businesses and facing financial ruin, because they were set up to fail.

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST