End the uncertainty and anxiety about the future of JobKeeper. That was the message from ACTU Secretary, Sally McManus, to Scott Morrison on ABC TV’s “Insiders” yesterday.
It’s true Australia has done better than most countries when it comes to responding to the coronavirus crisis. But as we emerge from this pandemic, we’re at serious risk of slipping behind on one key measure.
Remember, “We’re all in this together”? That was Scott Morrison’s slogan of the week at the start of the COVID19 pandemic in 2020. As a wise person once told me, it’s more important to watch what they do, not just what they say. In the case of our current Federal Government, what they’re doing is attempting to erode workers’ pay and conditions.
After spending time abroad working on solar energy projects in early 2000s, Lucinana Giangiordano decided to return to Australia to set up his own solar company, but it wasn’t the simple transition he had hoped for.
Australia’s industry superannuation system is a national treasure that has delivered generations of workers a decent and secure retirement. Liberals like MP Tim Wilson and his gang of like-minded, free market zealots remain fixated on destroying it.
Part-time workers stand to lose thousands in personal income, while others may be denied secure work altogether under proposed industrial relations changes, warns independent think tank, Per Capita.