08 March 2021

ANTHONY ALBANESE
LEADER OF THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY
MEMBER FOR GRAYNDLER


RICHARD MARLES MP
DEPUTY LEADER OF THE AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY
SHADOW MINISTER FOR NATIONAL RECONSTRUCTION, EMPLOYMENT, SKILLS
AND SMALL BUSINESS
SHADOW MINISTER FOR SCIENCE
MEMBER FOR CORIO


JIM CHALMERS MP
SHADOW TREASURER
MEMBER FOR RANKIN


ANNE STANLEY MP
OPPOSITION WHIP
MEMBER FOR WERRIWA


SCOTT MORRISON TO PULL THE RUG FROM WERRIWA WORKING FAMILIES AT
THE END OF MARCH


Scott Morrison is just weeks away from cutting JobKeeper and ripping vital support from 6,890 workers and 2,239 businesses in Werriwa.


Local Labor MP Anne Stanley has warned the JobKeeper transition must be based on  what's really going on in the local economy, not an arbitrary deadline at the end of March.


“The Prime Minister’s JobKeeper cuts risk leaving too many people in our community behind.


“Our recovery from the deepest recession in a century risks being longer because Scott Morrison is pulling support from some sections of our local economy too quickly.

“Our community needs and deserves a comprehensive jobs plan to support local businesses and workers in the recovery,” Ms Stanley said.


Abolishing JobKeeper at the end of the month will impact more than one million workers and half a million businesses across the country, including thousands of working families in Werriwa.


Labor pushed for wage subsidies in the first place because it was the right thing to do. With more than two million Australians searching for a job or more hours, the Morrison Government has no real plan to grow our local economy.


Instead, its cuts to JobKeeper, cuts to wages, and cuts to superannuation will make things worse, not better.


Only Labor is on the side of working families in Werriwa – fighting COVID-19, while also fighting to build an economy that is stronger and fairer after the pandemic than it was beforehand.