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TREASURER COMES UP SHORT

September 01, 2020

Today when asked in Question Time how much of the $314 billion in announced economic support has actually been delivered, the Treasurer could only get to $85 billion.

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GOVT DELAYS PAYMENT TIMES BILL AS NEW DATA SHOWS SMALL BUSINESS STRUGGLING

August 28, 2020

Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show that small and medium sized businesses are struggling to meet financial commitments, and yet the Morrison Government has delayed legislation that would improve payment times from big business to smaller suppliers.

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BUILD AUSTRALIA IN AUSTRALIA

August 27, 2020

It shouldn’t take a pandemic and soaring unemployment for the Morrison Government to start talking about the importance of Australian manufacturing. Now it’s time to match words with action.

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520,000 PAYROLL JOBS LOST

August 25, 2020

New ABS data today confirms the jobs crisis is getting worse, not better, with 520,000 payroll jobs lost since the virus outbreak during Australia’s first recession in three decades.

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E&OE TRANSCRIPT TELEVISION INTERVIEW SKY NEWS AM AGENDA FRIDAY, 14 AUGUST 2020

August 14, 2020

SUBJECTS: Unemployment rate; Industry policy; State borders.

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RBA STRESSES NEED FOR JOBS PLAN

August 14, 2020

The Reserve Bank Governor, Philip Lowe, today re-emphasised the crucial need to prioritise jobs as key to the nation’s recovery.

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST