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JOBMAKER OR JOBFAKER?

August 06, 2020

The ambiguity of the Morrison Government’s much lauded JobMaker program has intensified following questioning at today’s Senate COVID committee.

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STAGE FOUR RESTRICTIONS ON INDUSTRY

August 04, 2020

Federal Labor acknowledges that the stage four restrictions limiting the operation of industry in Victoria, while following the necessary health advice, will be difficult for many businesses and workers.

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STAGE FOUR RESTRICTIONS ON INDUSTRY (1)

August 04, 2020

Federal Labor acknowledges that the stage four restrictions limiting the operation of industry in Victoria, while following the necessary health advice, will be difficult for many businesses and workers.

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7 YEARS IN AND NO COMPREHENSIVE MANUFACTURING PLAN

July 31, 2020

We’re into the 7th year of this government, and yet the long term agenda for Australian manufacturing is paper thin.

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CONCERNS RAISED OVER AUSTRALIA’S R&D CAPACITY

July 29, 2020

Reports today reveal additional pressure on the Morrison Government to develop a comprehensive manufacturing and industry plan to drive employment and boost economic growth.

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YOUNG PEOPLE FACING LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES OF COVID RECESSION (1)

July 28, 2020

Younger Australians have been facing a poor labour market and struggling to get their careers underway, a new report released today has highlighted.

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST