Tasmanian workers lose $254 per week under Liberals

New analysis released by the McKell Institute reveals the true extent of eight years of Liberal wage cuts to Tasmanian families, Federal Member for Lyons Brian Mitchell MP says.

Figures show that workers are losing $254 per week because of this government's consistent attacks on wages.

With Tasmania still earning the least average personal income compared to other Australian states, Mr Mitchell says Tasmanians are bearing the brunt of the Liberals failings on wage growth.
 
“Tasmanian workers are $254 worse off every week under this government,” Mr Mitchell said.

“That’s more than $13,000 a year. That’s serious money.”

“We know from their own words that low wages are deliberate – and that’s hurting Tasmanians.”

The McKell report found men’s and women’s average weekly ordinary time earnings would be $310 and $152 higher respectively if the average rate of wage growth from the Labor years of 2007 to 2013 had been sustained over the life of this Liberal government.