Happy Halloween to the Big Business lobby groups who for months have been telling spooky stories about why we can’t close the loopholes.
The truth: They’re scared of what will happen to their mega profits if they have to pay people properly.
Let’s take a look at the downright lunacy of Big Business scare campaigns.
Corporate mining giants pouring millions into scare campaign
To Big Business, the most terrifying monster lurking beneath the bed this Halloween is the Government’s proposed ‘Closing Loopholes Bill’.
The bill, once legislated, will increase job security, help stop wage theft, make workplaces safer, and help get wages moving again.
But what’s seriously scary is how big corporations plan to splash out millions to block the bill. Powerful corporate lobby groups like the Minerals Council of Australia are bankrolling a staggering $24 million dollar campaign to sink the Closing Loopholes Bill.
It’s clear that Big Business employer groups will say anything to deny workers a fair share of the profits, making it even tougher for workers to cope with the rising costs of living.
But a simple factcheck will cut right through their lies.
No matter how much money Big Business pour into disinformation campaigns to take down the bill, workers know the truth – passing the bill is the best way to get wages moving again and alleviate the pressure of the cost-of-living crisis.
It’s time to close the loopholes
At the end of the day, it’s simple: the Closing Loopholes Bill means choosing workers surviving the cost-of-living crisis over even bigger profits for big business like Qantas and the mining companies.
Be on the right side of history. Join your union if you haven’t already, and join the campaign to get wages moving again by signing the petition.
The sooner we can get the bill through Parliament, the sooner the Government can deliver relief for hard-working Australians in this cost-of-living crisis.