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May 15, 2019

Under Scott Morrison and the Liberals, wages growth continues to stagnate and Australians struggle to keep up with the living costs of essentials.

This election is a choice between Labor’s commitment to ensuring Australians receive a pay rise, or bigger tax loopholes for the top end of town under the Liberals. 

The latest release of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) wage price index shows that private sector wages growth remains very weak, growing by 0.5 per cent in the quarter.

With overall wages growth at just 2.3 per cent, Australian workers are feeling the pinch.

This again confirms what Labor has been arguing – the economy is not working for working people under Scott Morrison’s Liberal Party.

Wages growth has been stuck at or around record lows for the last few years under the Liberals, with low wages growth a deliberate part of the Government’s economic strategy.

Scott Morrison as Treasurer, and now as Prime Minister has presided over the lowest wages growth since records began, and yet he wants to further cut the wages of hard-working Australians by cutting their penalty rates.

This Government doesn’t have a single policy to grow wages and reduce inequality.

Instead, they support cuts to wages through slashing penalty rates, argue against increasing the minimum wage, and deny there is an issue with insecure work.

Australians deserve a pay rise – and they aren’t getting one under Scott Morrison and his Liberals.

End the chaos. Vote for change. Vote for Labor.