Media Releases

Read the latest media releases from Richard Marles MP.

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 

WAGES GROWTH STILL AT RECORD LOWS

RICHARD MARLES MP | JIM CHALMERS MP | TONY BURKE MP New ABS data released today has confirmed that annual wages growth remains at record lows, following years of wage stagnation under the Liberals long... continue reading 

MORE JOBS FOR LIBERAL MATES: CENSURED FORMER MP SELECTED FOR SMALL BUSINESS OMBUDSMAN

RICHARD MARLES MP | SENATOR KRISTINA KENEALLY | MATT KEOGH MP Another day, another taxpayer-funded job for a Liberal mate. This time, the Morrison Government is reportedly tapping former Liberal Minister Bruce Billson to be... continue reading 

JOBMAKER OR JOBTAKER?

RICHARD MARLES MP | JIM CHALMERS MP | TONY BURKE MP Instead of supporting secure jobs with fair pay and conditions, the Morrison Government’s much-hyped hiring credit scheme could be a JobTaker not a JobMaker. New... continue reading 

MINISTER’S VALENTINES DAY MEMO FOR SINGLES: MOVE TO THE REGIONS

Lacking an actual jobs plan, the Morrison Government has decided the answer to fixing unemployment and underemployment is to send Aussie singles to the bush. In what sounds more like the summary of a new... continue reading 

ABS DATA CONFIRMS MORE TO BE DONE ON JOBS

As the Morrison Government prepares to cut JobKeeper, new ABS figures confirm what Australians already know – the recovery from the worst recession in a century is patchy, and without the right economic supports too... continue reading 

QUARTER OF A TRILLION DOLLAR CHAOS NEEDS ANSWERS, NOT SPIN

Once again the Morrison Government is facing critical questions over its disastrous mismanagement of the Future Submarine Program. It has now been revealed that the Morrison Government has spent $1.7 billion on this acquisition, yet... continue reading 

LABOR TO OPPOSE NATIONAL COMMISSIONER FOR DEFENCE AND VETERAN SUICIDE PREVENTION

ANTHONY ALBANESE MP LEADER OF THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY MEMBER FOR GRAYNDLER   RICHARD MARLES MP DEPUTY LEADER OF THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY SHADOW MINISTER FOR DEFENCE MEMBER FOR CORIO   SHAYNE NEUMANN MP SHADOW... continue reading 
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