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E&OE TRANSCRIPT - TELEVISION INTERVIEW - ABC AFTERNOON BRIEFING - TUESDAY, 27 OCTOBER 2020

October 27, 2020

SUBJECTS: JobMaker; Border closures; Djab Wurrung tree.

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BUDGET A BACK TO THE FUTURE MOMENT

October 26, 2020

It was touted as a major boon for Australian manufacturing, yet the 2020 Budget would appear to be nothing more than a back to the future moment, spruiking Labor’s plan for jobs first announced in 2012.

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HIRING CREDIT WILL ONLY CREATE 10 PER CENT OF PROMISED JOBS

October 26, 2020

Senate Estimates today has revealed that the JobMaker Hiring Credit is only expected to create 45,000 jobs, just 10 per cent of the 450,000 jobs that the Morrison Government claims will be supported by the program.

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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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