Media Releases: 2021

Morrison dodges pandemic responsibility once again

Media Release - December 30, 2021

Unions are urging the Morrison Government to make rapid antigen tests free and accessible across all states and territories to take some pressure off family budgets and PCR testing.

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Scott Morrison abandons working Australians with callous indifference on Rapid Antigen Testing

Media Release - December 23, 2021

The Prime Minister’s callous indifference on the costs of Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT), on full display during his press conference yesterday, Wednesday December 22nd, confirms yet again that working Australians cannot rely on Scott Morrison to have their back in times of need.

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Statement from ACTU Acting Secretary Liam O’Brien: Appointments to the Fair Work Commission

Media Release - December 18, 2021

The Morrison Government’s decision to sneak out the appointment of two new employer advocates to the Fair Work Commission, on a Saturday afternoon, the week before Christmas, demonstrates the contempt that Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his Government have for working people.

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Morrison does nothing to stop job rorts

Media Release - December 17, 2021

The Federal Court has today ruled that workers illegally sacked by Qantas and replaced by a third-party contractor will not be reinstated.

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ACTU condemns baseless attack on workers’ retirement savings

Media Release - December 17, 2021

The ACTU condemns the Morrison Government’s announcement of ideologically driven regulations which risk making millions of workers poorer in retirement by making it harder and more expensive for superannuation investors to hold directors to account for their stewardship of publicly listed companies.

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Scott Morrison delivers workers a pay cut for Christmas

Media Release - December 16, 2021

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will deliver working Australians a pay cut for Christmas, with today’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook confirming that, after years of stagnant wages growth under this Government, real wages will go backwards this financial year, with wages outpaced by inflation.

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Paid leave for parents critical to getting kids a first dose before school returns

Media Release - December 10, 2021

With children aged 5 to 11 now able to get vaccinated if a parent is present, the ACTU is calling on the Morrison Government to provide paid leave for every worker, including casual workers, to take their children to get vaccinated and to look after them as they recover from routine side effects.

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Senate inquiry exposes damning reality of insecure work

Media Release - December 7, 2021

The Senate Select Committee on Job Security has heard appalling evidence in Newcastle this week detailing the extent of the insecure work crisis in this country.

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Half of women experience sexual harassment while Morrison refuses to act

Media Release - December 7, 2021

53 per cent of women and 25 per cent of men in Australia have experienced sexual harassment, according to data released by the ABS today, emphasizing the critical need for the Morrison Government to implement all recommendations of the Respect@Work report, and the 28 recommendations of the Set the Standard report on systemic workplace issues in Parliament House.

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Labor’s Made in Australia Skills Plan would fuel pandemic recovery & reinvest in Australian jobs

Media Release - December 5, 2021

The ACTU welcomes Labor’s Future Made in Australia Skills Plan which will see a commitment to free TAFE for those enrolling in courses that would fill skill shortages, and a reinvestment in Australian university and TAFE that will replace places lost under successive Coalition Governments.

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