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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.

4 June 2021

 

SCOTT 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. That’s barely 3 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.Scott Morrison is not interested in what you want or need. He’s not on your side. He’s only in it for himself.That’s why when things go wrong – whether it is the bushfires or the COVID-19 vaccine rollout – he doesn’t take charge. But when things go right, he’s the first to take credit.

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Central Coast NSW

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