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GOVERNMENT VOTES FOR TAXPAYER-SUBSIDISED EXECUTIVE BONUSES

November 11, 2020

On the day Scott Morrison’s Liberals decided to cut income support for an expected 1.8 million unemployed Australians, they also voted in favour of large companies who pay obscene executive bonuses receiving taxpayers’ money in the form of wage subsidies.

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MORRISON-ONE NATION DEAL RISKS MORE JOB LOSSES

November 11, 2020

The Morrison Government has done a grubby deal with One Nation to strip workers of protections against being sacked or having their hours reduced under the JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme.

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CHIEF SCIENTIST APPOINTMENT

November 09, 2020

Federal Labor welcomes the appointment of renowned physicist Dr Cathy Foley AO PSM FAA FTSE as Australia’s next Chief Scientist.

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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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