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E&OE TRANSCRIPT TELEVISION INTERVIEW SKY NEWS THURSDAY, 21 MAY 2020

May 21, 2020

SUBJECT: Unemployment.

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730,000 PAYROLL JOBS LOST SINCE VIRUS OUTBREAK

May 19, 2020

New ABS data today confirms that around 730,000 payroll jobs have been lost since the outbreak of Coronavirus, including further job losses over the past two weeks.

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YOUNG PEOPLE BEARING THE BRUNT OF THE UNEMPLOYMENT CRISIS

May 14, 2020

Today’s April labour force figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show young Australians are bearing the brunt of the unemployment crisis.

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E&OE TRANSCRIPT DOORSTOP INTERVIEW PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA THURSDAY, 14 MAY 2020

May 14, 2020

SUBJECTS: ABS Labour Force data; unemployment/underemployment; bushfire crisis; people missing out on support from the Government during COVID-19; JobKeeper; Australia’s relationship with China; Queensland’s bid for an equity stake in Virgin.

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WORST JOBS FIGURES ON RECORD

May 14, 2020

Today’s labour force figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) paint a terrible picture for Australians, with massive job losses and underemployment.

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STAGNANT WAGES GROWTH SLOWING FURTHER BEFORE CORONAVIRUS

May 13, 2020

New ABS data released today confirms that already-stagnant wages growth slowed to a two-year low, even before the worst of the virus outbreak and before the large-scale lockdowns began.

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