Australia coronavirus latest news: Labor targets Coalition over jobkeeper as parliament resumes – politics live

Posted by on June 9, 2020 6:37 pm
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Scott Morrison has told the Coalition party room that ‘difficult decisions’ loom. Follow live updates

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Let’s see if the parliament is still as passionate for change as it was before the pandemic.

Today I’m introducing a Private Member’s Bill to make the family law system safer. With 16 women murdered since Hannah Clarke & her children this amendment removes the presumption of equal shared parental responsibility & has been urgently called for by experts for many years.

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Australia’s arts and entertainment workers are again hoping the government will change the Jobkeeper wage subsidy program to include more of their industry.

Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg have both said that the program will be more “targeted” as it moves forward.

Between March and April the number of women employed fell 5.3 per cent compared to 3.9 per cent for men, and for hours worked the pattern was the same with women losing 11.5 percent of their hours compared to the loss by men of 7.5 percent. It is clear that women are facing the brunt of the recession so far,” said Dr. Richard Denniss, chief economist at the Australia Institute.

“But despite the clear evidence that women are disproportionately losing their jobs and incomes, the Morrison Government is developing stimulus policies that disproportionately favour male dominated industries.

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