AUSTRALIANS DO IT TOUGH WHILE PRIME MINISTER HAS NO PLAN - WEDNESDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER 2019 - MEDIA RELEASE

AUSTRALIANS DO IT TOUGH WHILE PRIME MINISTER HAS NO PLAN
  

Almost one in ten Australian workers are underemployed, and new apprenticeships are at their lowest in two decades.

With the release of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report Card on the Welfare of Australians, it comes as no surprise that Australians are doing it tough.

Scott Morrison will try and gloss over the state of the welfare of Australians – just like he has with the state of the economy – but Australians know the truth.

Many Australians are finding that they simply aren’t receiving enough hours at work to get by.

In fact, almost one in five – or over 130,000 – Newstart recipients have a job, but do not receive either enough hours or income to get them off the payment.

In addition, 60 per cent of people receiving unemployment payments had been on them for two years or more.

The report mentions that one in four Australians feel lonely, especially young people and men.

One million Australians are living in housing stress, and Australians are less likely to own their home than ever before.

There is no wonder our young people are struggling to buy their first home. They are finding it harder and harder to get a job, with youth unemployment more than double the national average, while housing prices continue to soar.

Australia needs to do more to measure the success of government policies and our success as a country by the wellbeing of our citizens and our communities.

Scott Morrison is obsessed with devising new ways to humiliate and harass people desperately trying to re-enter the workforce with urine tests and saliva swabs.

Meanwhile, the economy is floundering, wages and living standards are stagnating, and the Liberals have no plan to turn things around.

WEDNESDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER 2019