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NEW REPORTS INDICATE A GROWTH IN PEOPLE WORKING TWO JOBS

July 17, 2019

A report released on Wednesday by economist Conrad Liveris highlights casualisation and insecure work as persistent issues in the labour market. According to the report, which captures Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data, growth in part time work has outstripped the growth in full time work.

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LABOR WELCOMES TELCO INDUSTRY PROPOSAL TO EXPAND COMPLAINTS REPORTING

July 11, 2018

Labor welcomes a proposal from the telecommunications industry to expand the scope of Complaints in Context reporting, which reports on the number of new complaints for a retailer as a proportion of their services in operation. This is a sensible and pragmatic measure to expand the participation of telecommunications providers in the reporting scheme, and can in turn improve public access to comparable baseline measures on the service perf...

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TWO YEARS IN AND STILL CUTTING THE PENSION

July 03, 2018

Legislation is currently before the Parliament to completely scrap the energy supplement for new pensioners – a cut of $14.10 per fortnight to single pensioners or around $365 a year, and a cut of $21.20 a fortnight or around $550 a year to couple pensioners.

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LABOR WILL SUPPORT SMALL AND MEDIUM BUSINESSES – NOT TURNBULL’S TOP END OF TOWN

June 29, 2018

A Shorten Labor Government will deliver tax cuts for small and medium size businesses, stop Turnbull’s tax handout for the big banks and properly fund schools and hospitals.

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LABOR’S NBN SERVICE GUARANTEE – DELIVERING BETTER PROTECTIONS FOR SMALL BUSINESS AND CONSUMERS

June 27, 2018

A Shorten Labor Government will ensure Australian small businesses and households get a fairer go by establishing penalties on NBNCo for underperformance – allowing for consumer compensation if their NBN experience isn’t up to scratch.

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SENATE INQUIRY SUCCESSFULLY ESTABLISHED TO LOOK INTO THE USE OF ANTI-MALARIALS IN THE ADF

June 22, 2018

On Tuesday this week Labor successfully established the Senate Inquiry into the use of the Quinoline anti-malarial drugs Mefloquine and Tafenoquine in the Australian Defence Force. This Senate Inquiry will provide a transparent and thorough investigation into the concerns of Quinoline anti-malarial drugs in the ADF.

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