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E&OE TRANSCRIPT DOORSTOP CANBERRA THURSDAY, 15 NOVEMBER 2018

November 15, 2018

SUBJECTS: ABS Labour Force Figures, Same sex marriage.

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GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE CONCERNED THAT WAGES CONTINUE TO STAGNATE

November 15, 2018

Labor welcomes the unemployment rate seen in today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) labour force figures, but continues to be concerned about the underlying structural problems of high underemployment and stagnant wages growth.

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MORRISON AND LIBERALS EXPOSED YET AGAIN ON SHAM INDEPENDENT CONTRACTING

November 14, 2018

The Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison government’s failure to stand up for working Australians was exposed yet again last night, with another report about the use of sham independent contracts to deny workers’ entitlements.

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MORRISON GOVERNMENT MUST ACT ON WORKPLACE HAZARDS AND APPRENTICE DEATH AT AI GROUP WORKSITE

November 14, 2018

The Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison Government must act to ensure that the AiGroup is not putting new apprentices at risk at unsafe workplaces following today’s revelations about the circumstances leading up to the tragic death of 20 year old apprentice Dillon Wu.

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WAGES CONTINUE TO STAGNATE UNDER MORRISON

November 14, 2018

Under the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison government wages continue to stagnate and Australians struggle to keep up with living costs.

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ACTION NEEDED TO CLOSE PAY GAP FURTHER

November 13, 2018

While there are some positive trends in the Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s (WGEA) 2017-18 scorecard that show improvement in the gender pay gap, more action is needed.

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