Job figures mask real pain of hardworking Australians

Work force data released today shows
Australians continue to work harder than ever but feel like they are going
backwards due to the nation’s cost of living crisis.

While the
unemployment rate remained steady at 3.7% Australians are struggling with
rising prices across the entire economy.

Shadow Treasurer
Angus Taylor said the strength of the labour market masked the real pain of
hardworking Australians.

“Australians are
working more hours and taking on additional jobs to pay the bills in Labor’s
cost of living crisis,” Mr Taylor said.

“With collapsing
labour productivity, a GDP per capita recession and falling real wages
Australians are working more for less under this government.

“Official population
data released today has shown the only thing propping up the economy is record
population growth. If this is the Treasurer’s economic strategy then we have
huge problems ahead.”

Shadow Minister for
Employment Senator Michaelia Cash said: “My main concern for the economy are
the policies that are being pursued by the Albanese Labor Government.’’

“Labor’s radical
industrial relations agenda will have a devastating impact on businesses of all
sizes in Australia,’’ she said.

“I know that small
businesses are very worried about the implications of the latest proposed laws
particularly how they might affect casual workers,’’ Senator Cash said.

“Small business is
confused by this complex legislation but they do know there will be extreme
risks for them,’’ she said.

“This is not how a
Government helps the job creators of the nation expand and innovate. This
legislation will strangle businesses,’’ Senator Cash said.

“As urged by
businesses across the country, the Government should scrap this legislation and
go back to the drawing board,’’ she said.

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