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GOVERNMENT’S JOBS PROGRAM INVESTS LESS THAN $70 PER JOB SEEKER

September 03, 2020

Australia has confirmation we are in the deepest recession since the Great Depression, yet the Morrison Government will invest less than $70 per job seeker.

The Morrison Government has put forward an appalling and inadequate Local Jobs Program, which will provide $62.8million for more than 900,000 job seekers.

That’s an investment of less than $70 per job seeker!

More than one million Australians are unemployed for the first time ever and an additional 400,000 are set to join the jobless queues by Christmas, and yet this insufficient announcement is their big idea.

The program boasts that it will “support the nation’s recovery” and “get more Australians back into work”. Labor will hold them to these words.

The Morrison Government will be measured on their success in getting Australians back into work.

The real plan from this government is to wind back JobKeeper, cut wages, cut super, freeze the pension, point the finger and shift the blame – but no plan for jobs.

Every day without a jobs plan means too many Australians without a job.

Only $85 billion of the claimed $314 billion of economic support has actually been delivered by the Government, and too many businesses and workers have been left out and left behind.

Workers, businesses and communities need and deserve a plan from the Morrison Government to promote growth, protect and create jobs, support business and set Australia up for the recovery.

WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST