Senate debates

Monday, 9 September 2019

Questions without Notice

Economy

2:50 pm

Photo of Malarndirri McCarthyMalarndirri McCarthy (NT, Australian Labor Party) Share this | Hansard source

I would like to firstly acknowledge the Northern Territory Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, Paul Kirby, in the gallery. My question is to the Minister representing the Minister for Industrial Relations, Senator Pyne—Payne. I refer to the Australian Bureau of Statistics wage price index released on 14 August that shows wages growth continues to remain weak, growing by 0.6 per cent to the June quarter and 2.3 per cent over the year. Minister, can you confirm that this government has presided over the worst wages growth on record?

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