New ABS figures released this week show Tasmania now has the highest unemployment rate in the nation.
Thousands of Tasmanians are out of work - the shocking figures show there are 2,500 fewer Tasmanians employed after the Morrison Government cut JobKeeper at the end of March.
These are terrible figures for the thousands of Tasmanians who have now lost a job. We know the toll unemployment has on workers and their families.
Scott Morrison is visiting Tasmania tomorrow and he must come clean on why Tasmanians have been left behind by his Government.
After 8 long years of the Morrison Government, there are far too many Tasmanians who don’t have a job while living costs like Child Care and rent climb ever higher and real wages are going backwards and will for years to come.
The Morrison Government needs a comprehensive plan to help Tasmanians who are out of work, but it does not have one. It is there for the photo-op but never the delivery.
Australians deserve a Government that’s on their side, not a Government that leaves people behind.
Labor is on the side of working families.
Only Labor has a Secure Australian Jobs Plan.
THURSDAY, 20 MAY 2021
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