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TREASURY DISTANCES DEPARTMENT FROM MORRISON’S DODGY JOBS CLAIMS

October 26, 2020

Today in Senate Estimates, Treasury officials distanced themselves from the dodgy jobs claims made by the Morrison Government as part of its energy and manufacturing announcements.

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LESS THAN 3% OF GOVT MANUFACTURING FUNDS TO BE SPENT IN DEPTH OF RECESSION

October 25, 2020

In the depths of the Morrison recession, less than 3 per cent of funding slated in the Budget for Australian manufacturing will be spent this financial year, which is woefully inadequate and will jeopardise Australian jobs.

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JOBS DECLINE IN EVERY STATE AND TERRITORY AS JOBKEEPER CUT

October 20, 2020

New ABS figures out today show the Morrison Government cut JobKeeper in the same fortnight that jobs were lost in every state and territory, not just Victoria.

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E&OE TRANSCRIPT TELEVISION INTERVIEW SKY NEWS MONDAY, 19 OCTOBER 2020

October 19, 2020

SUBJECTS: JobMaker Hiring Subsidy; JobKeeper.

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GOVERNMENT CUTS VITAL SUPPORT IN THE FACE OF RISING UNEMPLOYMENT

October 15, 2020

Today’s ABS Labour Force figures confirm 30,000 jobs have been lost in the last month while another 18,000 Australians gave up looking for work.

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ONE IN THREE YOUNG PEOPLE LOOKING FOR WORK OR MORE WORK

October 15, 2020

Today’s September ABS Labour Force Figures show the youth unemployment rate is now at 14.5 per cent, with 302,900 young people without work.

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST