MEDIA RELEASE - DUNKLEY THIRD WORST IN VICTORIA FOR COVID JOB LOSSES - 4 JUNE 2020

04 June 2020

PETA MURPHY MP
MEMBER FOR DUNKLEY

 

DUNKLEY THIRD WORST IN VICTORIA FOR COVID JOB LOSSES

An analysis by the Grattan Institute has revealed that Dunkley is estimated to have lost 7.9% of jobs since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

This makes Dunkley the third worst electorate in Victoria after country electorates Wannon (-8.4%) and Mallee (-8%). We need more local support from the federal government.

Mr Morrison’s JobKeeper wage subsidy is not reaching all the people who need it. We know they got the numbers wrong by $60 billion, now is the time to support workers in Dunkley.

They should start by heeding my call to extend JobKeeper to support workers in the arts and entertainment sector, at Monash University Peninsula Campus, for casuals and PARC employees.

The governor of the Reserve Bank has warned the federal government the JobKeeper program may need to be kept going beyond its current cut-off date to avoid the Australian economy falling off a cliff.

If Morrison continues with his plan to cut off JobKeeper in September, Dunkley locals will feel even more unemployment pain.

Our community deserves more from the federal government.

 

 

DATE: 4 JUNE 2020

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Authorised by Paul Erickson, ALP, Canberra.