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Jobs figures show need for Green New Deal

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Adam Bandt 20 Feb 2020

Greens Leader Adam Bandt said today’s jobs figures reveal a jobs crisis in Australia, especially amongst young people, and underscore the need for urgent government intervention to provide meaningful, secure work in a climate-challenged economy.

“These figures reveal a government with no plan to create meaningful work for young people in a climate-challenged economy,” said Mr Bandt.

“Nearly one in three young people either doesn’t have a job or doesn’t have enough hours of work. It’s a national scandal.”

“The climate crisis is smashing agriculture and tourism, but the government is continuing to back coal and wreck important parts of the economy.”

“Australia needs a Green New Deal to tackle the jobs crisis and the climate crisis. Government must help create new jobs and industries so that everyone who wants a decent job can get one.”

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