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REAL WAGES GO BACKWARDS AS PETROL PRICES SKYROCKET

RICHARD MARLES MP TONY BURKE MP JIM CHALMERS MP REAL WAGES GO BACKWARDS AS PETROL PRICES SKYROCKET Today’s new ABS data has shown once again that real wages are going backwards, leaving Australian working families... continue reading 

MORRISON-JOYCE GOVERNMENT’S NEGLECT TO SKILLS IS BIGGEST RISK TO INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

RICHARD MARLES MP CATHERINE KING MP MORRISON-JOYCE GOVERNMENT’S NEGLECT TO SKILLS IS BIGGEST RISK TO INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS The Morrison-Joyce Government’s nearly decade-long neglect of the skills sector has been revealed today as one of the... continue reading 

ONE SMALL STEP FOR SCIENCE, WE NEED A LEAP IN INVESTMENT AND JOBS

Australian businesses and organisations will finally send us to the moon, with an Australian-made rover set to be launched this decade. For years, Australian businesses and organisations have had the capability and knowledge to get... continue reading 

MORRISON-JOYCE GOVERNMENT WALKS AWAY FROM BUSINESS AT HEIGHT OF PANDEMIC

RICHARD MARLES MP JIM CHALMERS MP MATT KEOGH MP The Morrison-Joyce Government has announced they plan on leaving hundreds of thousands of businesses high and dry, following their announcement today to withdraw support to those... continue reading 

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE MASKS MORE BAD NEWS FOR OUT-OF-WORK AUSTRALIANS

RICHARD MARLES MP JIM CHALMERS MP UNEMPLOYMENT RATE MASKS MORE BAD NEWS FOR OUT-OF-WORK AUSTRALIANS   As protracted lockdowns which are the direct result of the Morrison-Joyce Government’s failures continue across large parts of the country,... continue reading 

SMALL BUSINESSES FACING THE BRUNT OF THE PANDEMIC

RICHARD MARLES MP MATT KEOGH MP SMALL BUSINESSES FACING THE BRUNT OF THE PANDEMIC ABS data released today reveals more than 270,000 small businesses have dropped out of the market in the last financial year,... continue reading 

LIBERALS LOCK-IN FLATLINING WAGES

RICHARD MARLES MP TONY BURKE MP JIM CHALMERS MP LIBERALS LOCK-IN FLATLINING WAGES Today’s new ABS data confirms real wages have fallen 2.1 per cent over the last year – the biggest fall in real... continue reading 

MORRISON PATTING HIMSELF ON THE BACK WHILST FAILING ON JABS

RICHARD MARLES MP JIM CHALMERS MP While we welcome a fall in unemployment, today’s ABS Labour Force figures reveal more Australians are looking for more work this month than there were last month, with more... continue reading 

STILL NO CERTAINTY FOR LOCKED DOWN SYDNEY 

RICHARD MARLES MP TONY BURKE MP JIM CHALMERS MP MATT KEOGH MP Despite spending $500 million a week Scott Morrison cannot guarantee Australians hurting from this lockdown will keep their job. Having abandoned millions of... continue reading 

SMALL BUSINESS PAYING THE PRICE FOR MORRISON’S VACCINE BUNGLE

RICHARD MARLES MP MATT KEOGH MP   There are more than 575,000 small businesses across Greater Sydney and surrounding local government areas which are staring down economic uncertainty as a result of the latest lockdown... continue reading 

STILL A LONG WAY TO GO IN THE RECOVERY FROM THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

RICHARD MARLES MP JIM CHALMERS MP Today’s Labour Workforce figures highlight the volatility of Australia’s recovery from the COVID pandemic and why a competent quarantine and vaccine rollout is critical to guaranteeing a strong economy.... continue reading 

LABOR’S NEW ENERGY APPRENTICESHIPS TO SUPPORT TRADIES IN THE JOBS OF THE FUTURE

ANTHONY ALBANESE MP RICHARD MARLES MP CHRIS BOWEN MP The world’s climate emergency should be Australia’s jobs opportunity. But after eight long years of energy policy chaos under the Liberals – it’s an opportunity missed.... continue reading 

ANOTHER JOBSHAMBLES

RICHARD MARLES MP |  JIM CHALMERS MP Having stuffed up the vaccine rollout, mucked up hotel quarantine, mixed up the cost of JobKeeper by an eyewatering $60 billion, and fluffed up the COVIDSafe app, Scott... continue reading 

WE NEED A PLAN FOR JOBS NOT JUST A TALKING TREASURER

Today’s talk from Josh Frydenberg about getting Australia’s unemployment figure down means little without an actual plan to get more Australians into secure jobs. Australians have shown remarkable resilience during what has been an incredibly... continue reading 

UNCERTAINTY REMAINS AROUND IMPACT OF CUTTING JOBKEEPER AND VACCINE ROLLOUT DISASTER

RICHARD MARLES MP | JIM CHALMERS MP Labor welcomes the jobs numbers today - as we have been saying, more people in jobs is a good thing. But there are still close to two million... continue reading 

LABOR’S PLAN FOR A NATIONAL RECONSTRUCTION FUND CREATING JOBS AND DRIVING INVESTMENT

ANTHONY ALBANESE MP - LEADER OF THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY RICHARD MARLES MP - DEPUTY LEADER OF THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY An Albanese Labor Government will establish a National Reconstruction Fund, to create secure jobs... continue reading 

THE ONLY PEOPLE GUARANTEED JOB SECURITY IN AUSTRALIA ARE IN SCOTT MORRISON’S CABINET

The appointment of scandal prone Stuart Robert as Employment Minister means the only people guaranteed job security in Australia are in Scott Morrison’s cabinet. Fresh from hounding thousands of Australians over the unlawful Robodebt debacle,... continue reading 

SCOTT MORRISON’S PLAN FOR SMES IS TO SADDLE THEM WITH MORE DEBT

RICHARD MARLES MP | JIM CHALMERS MP The Morrison Government’s third attempt at its SME loan scheme falls completely short of what struggling small businesses need in order to recover from the recession. Morrison is... continue reading 

SCOTT MORRISON LEAVES BUSINESSES WITHOUT CERTAINTY, STILL NO PLAN FOR JOBS

We are still no closer to knowing what the Morrison Government’s plan is for jobs when it cuts JobKeeper at the end of this month. When JobKeeper ends in a few weeks time, small and... continue reading 

HOTLINE STING: BIZARRE PHONELINE IS GOVERNMENT’S ONLY ANSWER TO JOBS CRISIS

Nothing we heard from the Employment Minister today offers any confidence to anyone looking for a job that this government is on their side. If the best that the Morrison Government can come up with... continue reading 
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