PETA MURPHY MP
MEMBER FOR DUNKLEY
PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA
TUESDAY, 27 OCTOBER 2020
SUBJECTS: JobMaker scheme; recycling.
PETA MURPHY, MEMBER FOR DUNKLEY: Peta Murphy, Member for Dunkley. I’m out here today because I represent an electorate where people want to work and they’re looking for work. And yet, we find out yesterday that the so called JobMaker scheme, which was supposed to bring in 450,000 jobs in Australia, the Treasury department has admitted 45,000 jobs is all that they expected to bring in. So, it’s really, it’s just a disappointment for my community. You know, my community want to believe in politics, they want to believe in politicians and they want a government that delivers for them. And time and time again, they are just disappointed and let down by this Morrison government, which is terrific at making announcements that sound exciting and sound like they’ll deliver but just go missing when it comes time for the delivery. And this JobMaker announcement is just particularly disturbing because it’s giving out hope, it’s giving out hope particularly to young people that they will get employment during this crisis. And then we find out it was just a deliberate mislead it would seem, by suggesting 450,000 jobs when in reality, 45,000 new jobs to be established. Let’s hope that there’s that many because how on earth can our communities believe what the Treasurer and the Prime Minister say any more when day after day after day we see announcement followed by lack of delivery.
And the other thing that’s come out today in the media and it’s a bit of a shame that it wasn’t out yesterday when we spent most of the day debating the recycling and waste bill that this government has brought in really as a fig leaf for the fact that it has wasted seven years doing nothing to mitigate climate change and not acting on recycling. But we’ve found out that the massive announcement before last year’s election about a fund for recycling of plastics, nothing delivered. In my electorate of Dunkley, I have one of the leading recycling businesses Replas, which is doing exciting, exciting work, changing plastic from the big Woolworths and Coles, the refuse that comes from them, into usable materials and an amazing innovation where it will be replacing aggregate for footpaths. We will all be able to walk on recycled plastic, industry is going ahead and doing it, my community is going ahead and doing it and this government unfortunately, one more time is making announcements to try to convince people to vote for them but then it just fails to deliver and it has to stop.
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