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To: Scott Morrison
Introduce a Federal Job Guarantee
Prime Minister Morrison - you and your government have spent the last seven years lecturing us that the 'best form of welfare is a job'.
Its time to back up these words with action.
Guarantee every Australian a useful job at decent pay and conditions.
Why is this important?
Australian's deserve the right to work a useful job at decent pay and conditions.
The Jobkeeper program is a failure. Millions of Australians are missing out. A further 1.6 million Jobseeker recipients are being forced into the broken and punitive employment services system.
And on September 24, all Jobseeker and Job keeper recipients - at least 5 million people - will be thrown into poverty when Jobkeeper and the Job seeker coronavirus supplement expire.
The obvious to solution is to offer everyone useful work at decent pay and conditions.
There is plenty of work to do. We have unmet needs across almost every community in this country.
Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) clearly shows that there is no economic barrier preventing the Morrison government implementing a job guarantee. Its a political choice.
Sign this petition and join our campaign demanding that the Morrison government introduce federal job guarantee.
For more information see below links.
Alan Kohler, 'Government should guarantee jobs as the employer of last resort', The Australian: https://unemployedworkersunion.com/government-should-guarantee-jobs-as-the-employer-of-last-resort/
Alan Kohler Interview with MMT expert Professor Stephanie Kelton: https://www.eurekareport.com.au/investment-news/why-government-deficits-dont-matter/147633?fbclid=IwAR18B1qCfeAKr56bYnt61LcIPBwzDxc1V-C9DKhcmrYbzaBRGj4AabWywPE
Alan Kohler Interview with MMT expert Professor Bill Mitchell: http://bilbo.economicoutlook.net/blog/?p=44603