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03 June 2021

SENATOR KRISTINA KENEALLY
DEPUTY LABOR LEADER IN THE SENATE
SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS
SHADOW MINISTER FOR IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY
SENATOR FOR NEW SOUTH WALES
 
ED HUSIC MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR INDUSTRY AND INNOVATION
MEMBER FOR CHIFLEY
 

MORRISON MANUFACTURES PHOTO-OPS NOT JOBS

 
Scott Morrison’s Modern Manufacturing Fail is the latest to feature in the Not on Your Side campaign highlighting the Morrison Government’s litany of rorts, waste and mismanagement.

Mr Morrison has overseen the destruction of our car manufacturing industry, overlooked Australian steel jobs in favour of international competitors and undermined strong local businesses to protect mates. 

Since 2014, Mr Morrison and the Coalition have overseen the permanent loss of more than 55,000 manufacturing jobs in Australia.

So, what was his solution? A big ‘photo-op’ announcement where Mr Morrison promised to create 380,000 direct and indirect jobs through a $1.5 billion-dollar, ten-year program.

In the first year, Scott Morrison promised to spend $48 million to create 2,600 new manufacturing jobs in 2020-21.

But in March, public servant officials confirmed that Scott Morrison will have spent $79 million by July 1 – and created just 78 manufacturing jobs - barely three per cent of the jobs that he promised.

If Scott Morrison cared about manufacturing in Australia, he wouldn’t have put the embattled Christian Porter in charge of this vital portfolio.  

It took 52 days for Christian Porter to take questions from the media about his new portfolio, because this Morrison Government has nothing fair dinkum to say about Australian jobs in the manufacturing industry.  

Mr Morrison is not on the side of Australian manufacturing. He doesn’t believe in a future Made in Australia.

THURSDAY, 3 JUNE 2021