House debates

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Questions without Notice

Workplace Relations

2:31 pm

Photo of Anthony AlbaneseAnthony Albanese (Grayndler, Australian Labor Party, Leader of the Opposition) Share this | | Hansard source

My question is to the Prime Minister. Wages growth is the lowest in decades after eight long years of this government. Why is the Prime Minister making it worse and allowing cuts to wages through the legislation that's before this parliament?

Photo of Scott MorrisonScott Morrison (Cook, Liberal Party, Prime Minister) Share this | | Hansard source

What the Leader of the Opposition has said is just not true. Our government's economic recovery plan is about putting Australians back into work and ensuring that businesses can do just that. All of our plans are designed to get Australians back into work. That includes modest changes to industrial relations. Some would have liked much greater changes, but the government has not gone down that path. I would say that those opposite are overreaching here. We're just trying to get people back into jobs.