Morrison says open up the economy to recapture one million lost jobs

5/05/2020 2:40:00 PM

Prime Minister Scott Morrison wants to open up the Australian economy to recapture one million jobs lost in the past six weeks due to the coronavirus shutdown.

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Scott Morrison blamed school closures and bans on public gatherings for some of the greatest damage to the economy, saying there was now 'enormous pressure' to relax the controls on social and business life auspol

Prime Minister Scott Morrison wants to open up the Australian economy to recapture one million jobs lost in the past six weeks due to the coronavirus shutdown.

Advertisement"I can assure you that the national cabinet and certainly the commonwealth government is under no illusion about the ongoing costs of these measures.Alex EllinghausenWhile school closures were not on the agenda on Tuesday, Mr Morrison highlighted the economic cost of keeping parents at home to look after children rather than returning to work.

Australia has had 6849 COVID-19 cases, leading to 96 deaths while 5889 people have recovered. More than 660,000 people have been tested in Australia.The impact is costing 290,200 jobs in Queensland, 224,500 jobs in Western Australia, 87,100 jobs in South Australia, 32,100 jobs in the Australian Capital Territory, 26,000 jobs in Tasmania and 21,400 jobs in the Northern Territory.

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Economy is all he’s got in his empty vessels No, the damage to the economy is down to our incompetent politicians and greedy businesses. Typical of our leaders to shift the blame to something else. Its either money or death. Thats pretty much what it boils down to But won’t open parliament... BS. Well that’s a turnaround after forcing us to isolate !,,,

Not worried about people dying now. It’s all about the economy. And get that smug look off your face at your pressers. Are his kids back at school yet? Open up parliament ScottMorrisonMP. Show us leadership by getting parliament working first. The economy was dying before the pandemic, let’s not start rewriting history. Now he’s decided to sacrifice Australians to put it on life support.

Coronavirus live updates: Prime Minister Scott Morrison has indicated the government will shift its focus from the health crisis to the economic one.Nearly five million Australians have now downloaded the COVIDSafe app, with the Prime Minister urging more to do the same. AusPol 9News Live updates: Bollocks Yes Scotty, i will bend over and spread my cheeks for au gov. If you had 5mill I'd think myself very lucky

Can a jounalist please ask scottyfrommarketing, How many deaths a week it he willing to allow to open up businesses? Fukk the fukkin economy The pressure on Morrison from big business must be ramping up. Guess who wants to go happy clapping! Who did he blame the previous high unemployment stats on then?

Disgusting Morrison sends us into lockdown now blames us for damaging his precious economy (and self styled title superior money managers). And gets the boot into the wonderful teachers and excellent Premier DanielAndrewsMP who refuses to be bullied by him! He will kill us all. So who is he trying to blame Teachers ?

The unravelling If only we shut the borders quickly. Male quick decisions, we wouldn't worry so much a out economy and debt right now

Morrison says open up the economy to recapture one million lost jobsPrime Minister Scott Morrison has set a goal to restore one million jobs by opening up the economy as soon as this Friday, piling pressure on state and territory leaders to ease their coronavirus restrictions. It is interesting to see Morrison’s focus change from health to the economy... showing his true colours I just think Sco Mo is a nob. He's a deer in the headlights. I don't disagree but how he goes about things is like a maniac! It all comes down to money, doesn't it Scomo?

You are a grub you always were and you still are Morrison wih the empathy of a gnewt. OH!! That's it. He has shifted the blame from the pandemic itself to the medical response and the saving of Australian lives. I see! We should have died in greater numbers to prove the shut down was worth it. So let's break this down and put a price on an average Australians life

I do wish he would just shut up about school closures, his routine of placing BLAME on parts of the community is stupid. He is not fit to be our PM. Wish he'd resign and go overseas somewhere and stay there. He is irritating at best and reckless at worst. How about you lead by example and get parliament back first. Or will you just throw the plebs into the baptism of fire and wait and see what happens?

No pressure from me. Morrison is doing this for TRUMP and is dragging Australia into the grubby world that is TRUMP. TRUMP is doing this as a deflection tactics for his poor management of COVID-19. Schools were never closed. How hard is it to get that right? People should follow their own instinct to go out or not. Stay home if you can. Work from home if you can. Make coffee at home , drink with your family at home. Common sense must prevails. Dont become ginny pigs please. Just remember leaders are also humans and chosen by us .

No ScottMorrisonMP damage is due to the virus pandemic, the late action by gov on borders, allowing a ship to disembark with no quarantine in hotel plan, delaying a lockdown plan . early opening without more tests is just bluster to shift blame for economy to the states auspost

Scott Morrison urged to extend coronavirus assistance to one million 'vulnerable' temporary visa holdersAlmost 200 Australian community groups have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, urging him to include more than one million refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable communities in the government's coronavirus response. the jail’s health services administrator, testified that it often takes two weeks for medical requests at the jail to be addressed. Covid_19 prisonerspeopletoo So, most Australian are or will be doing it tough and our country could be going into one of the largest economic depressions in recorded history.... & you want the taxpayer to support 1million people that have done nothing for this country & have not payed 1 cent in tax? NO! Australians first PERIOD

So it’s ok if people lose their lives.... whats wrong with you ... He lives in a bubble & has no idea! Corrupt prick! Needs injection of integrity, but skin too thick for needle! We saved kids from Corona by keeping schools closed, we have to live first to see and run economy I’d say you could blame covid19.

Scott Morrison closed the economy. This is all his fault. I want to be let out Lol. What a tosser. Scotty you are going to be responsible for many more deaths ... stop worrying about your pockets and do the right thing ..Australia will bounce back Is Morrison wedging himself between a rock and a hard place? Can the coronavirus curve be flattened without closing schools & physical distancing? auspol

Morrison is more concerned about the bottom line than the health of Australians evidenced by when he calls it a ‘covid-safe’ economy instead of a ‘covid-safe’ society. His headline grabbing stimulus figure of $130 billion is a lie given jobkeeper is taxable. And the damage to society due to thousands of deaths? Thoughts and prayers would not have cut it.

Govt pumps $300m into hydrogen projects | Sky News AustraliaThe Morrison Government has established a $300 million fund to help finance Australian hydrogen energy projects.\n\nThe Advancing Hydrogen Fund is set to focus on growing a clean, innovative and competitive hydrogen industry in Australia.\n\nThe fund will back projects that align with the priorities under the National Hydrogen Strategy such as developing export and domestic supply chains, establishing hydrogen hubs and projects that build domestic demand for the energy source. Nuclear is the future Great initiative! Great idea ... But in the meantime, how about a new/rejuvenated clean coal generator... We need to, at least, halve power costs IF we are to resume international competition & local life style. Scott_morrisonMP

Andrews has thrown 400,000 out of jobs with his draconian impositions. Of course he & his gov't workers are all still on their fat salaries. I see Justin Trudeau’s messages to Canadians and despair at the difference in tone. Effective leaders encourage people -we just get this hectoring bully and he wonders why there is lack of trust! He will never be a leader, he steals ideas and only if they work - he takes credit.

Ok, is he gonna pick who gets sick and dies? Didn’t realise that the kids are the ones that keep the economy going... well, well, well. You kids get back to school so you can spend your hard earned money at the canteen cause that’s what the economy needs! Are his children back at school and not just enrolled?

The govt is continually blaming sectors of the economy, instead of consulting with workers and communities, to ensure that they feel safe in returning to work. Leadership falls short, when it divides the community. Blamed? The fed gov put these measures in place mere weeks ago. Not sure if The Age is shit reporting on this one.

Schools haven’t closed. They are all working remotely, children are still being educated. Remotely. There is a difference Scotty. FFS he’s the pm sadly and the buck stops with him That is all scottyfromhillsong cares about is the economy, he is just lucky the State Premiers did all the heavy lifting and avoided a higher death rate. Hey you did try by the letting the Ruby Princess in.......Foiled again CrimeMinisterMorrison

Push for Aussies to return to the officeAustralians will be urged to get back to work at the office as the Morrison Government reveals current restrictions are delivering a $4 billion hit to the economy every week., reports samanthamaiden samanthamaiden Get back to work. samanthamaiden Isn’t this the perfect opportunity to re think our economic system? COVID19 backtowork samanthamaiden Go back to work and wait for the 2nd wave 🌊 Australia ! 😂😂

Maybe he needs a holiday....Hawaii looks nice Minimal attendance at school and a ban on public gatherings are the main reason we have seen low numbers. Parents did the right thing, despite Mayor McCheese’s orders. There are few other situations, other than a classroom where groups of 30 sit together for 1 hour, 5 times/day.

Sick of this prick. Bushfires and now this pandemic. He has no idea how to lead... how is it possible that schools closing caused people to lose their jobs if teachers just work from home now? LyndaFrench19 Absolute rubbish as usual his lying to suit his narrative and the media is complicit. B____T, he ruined the economy by shutting down businesses.

Pressure from whom? Not me or anyone I know More drivel I liked him better when he was in Hawaii This fuckwit is going to kill people now. More people.

PM outlines economic cost of shutdownPrime Minister Scott Morrison has revealed the huge economic cost of the school shutdown as he warns re-opening schools is crucial. Hmm has nothing to do with health rather economic. When Morrison sends his kids back to school we know it’s safe Damned you do damned you don't -- health or economy? I think health is more precious than wealth, don't you? Is that pictorial relevant?

And then kill 50'000 Shouldn't school closures and bans on public gatherings be praised as the factors that saved Australia from the horror show that has been the rest of Earth? Does he know over 60,000 people in the US are dead in about a 4-5 week window? This is truly distortion to the extreme. Enormous, a terrific thing, fabulous Sounding more like a Trump everyday. No imagination and so predictable What a dullard.

Yes AnnastaciaMP Covid_19australia Quick rebutal, ABF. If they'd been effective, the domestic economy could've remained open. How much longer do we have to endure this fat head standing in front of a ridiculously simple graph talking like it actually means something complicated that he has to explain to us like that socially inept headmaster we all remember from high school. COVID19Aus CoronavirusLiar

Then lead by example (God forbid) and reopen parliament. Never seen anyone so hell bent on 'saving' the economy... Only surprise is that he hasn't blamed the ALP for developing the virus in a basement lab at ACTU headquarters... Has he forgotten about the virus already? There were 4 waves for 1918-19 H1N1 pandemic. People weren't stupid in those days either.. In fact, people were more disciplined. Now they say this Covid-19 is ten times worse than any flu you've had to date.. I couldn't imagine, but if any age group can die.. then that's Evil.

ScottMorrisonMP The 'enormous pressure' is only from his fellow sociopaths in The IPA wanting more money in their investment portfolios. Most humans in this world value human life instead. auspol ScottyFromLetThePeasantsDie covid19aus StayTheFHome I know everyone is posting this Gif, but it’s so accurate when you listen to “Scotty from Marketing” and Trump.

The Economy of Australia. Scottie when is Parliament going to sit? Guess what? Scomo is more worried about the economy than people lives. Surely you’re not surprised. He’s made it very clear that people come second to the ‘economy’ He’s also made it clear that people are supposed to blame the state leaders NOT HIM

When is he going to get that lives matter more than his economy. Leaving this here. So it’s the economy over people’s health. I see.

ok then Oh shut up and sit down, Scott Scomo needs to blow his trumpet elsewhere- we are only in this predicament by the very country who wants to take our land away- China. I thought child sacrifice was illegal ScottMorrisonMP - there are only 5% of children of essential workers currently in schools - all other parents can and are working from home. Schools being closed are not the problem.

My god he’s an idiot!!! He sells our water to Indians, land to Chinese, then blames the Australian public for DARING to put their health and lives before the economy. Sigh... So many people not reading what he actually said and instead going on partisan rants based on a misleading headline. enormous pressure from within the PMO...

Ok, Karen.

Is ALL he cares about ..the economy!!! So he would rather kids n staff go back to face to face and due or get ill!!! Oh well, that’s over, thx Scotty. Let’s get back to parliament,sports rorts, bushfire relief, robodebt, everything angus has ever touched, joshie’s role in grassgate, the harpie refusing to make a police statement, Christianson, welfare cash card, it’s all Labour’s fault et al.

Yes we do have to thank him for that uncontrolled disembark. I’d blame covid-19! What a tool! Write his words in stone so they are there for all to see when a rebound caused by early relaxation undoes all the work to date, kills many, many more and adds months to the financial and emotional cost. No, no, no! The. Only responsible for the economic damages in Australia is ScottMorrison He must to close ports and airports for. Chinese ships and airplanes travelling to Australia since January. He didn't do and whole. Country is. Living a chaotic situation his inexperience!

Someone's wife wants him out of the house, stat. Agree 100% Dumbfuck ! You need to take a holiday ScottMorrisonMP Hawaii is nice this time of year.

But ScottMorrisonMP has ScottNoIdea so meh Open up the parliament house for a month to test if corona virus is still around before you lift restrictions. Let us know how you go. Yep, sure, if a few thousand people die that I don’t know - no problem. The economy is much more important. You unfeeling, holy roller. Keep shaking hands with everyone you meet - coz we’ve flattened the curve - so no problems. 😀

When you open Parliament again & send your kids physically to a school by public transport - we’ll know you’re serious and not just sacrificing Australian lives for economy. ScottyFromMarketing Yup, open the place up again. This shutdown is now pointless. 1. Doesn’t close borders because economy. 2. People die. 3. Stay at home rules even though population started two weeks before because he’s slow. 4. Go back to work and school and expect it to spread. 5. Parliament House still closed. What a leader.

Resign now Careful you don't end up with blood on your hands...

Play video Ramping up the case for an economic restart, he cited Treasury estimates that the school closures will cost 304,000 jobs, the controls on industry and public gatherings will cost 708,000 jobs and the slump in domestic and international demand will cost 516,000 jobs.Stuart Marsh 04:53 The Commissioner of the COVID-19 Coordination Committee, Nev Power, has told businesses and workplaces that its's time to have plans in place for employees returning to work.Play video Ramping up the case for an economic restart, he cited Treasury estimates that the school closures will cost 304,000 jobs, the controls on industry and public gatherings will cost 708,000 jobs and the slump in domestic and international demand will cost 516,000 jobs.Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Almost 200 Australian community groups have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, urging him to include more than one million refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable communities in the government's coronavirus response.

But the Prime Minister admitted he could not force the state and territory leaders to act this Friday, under a national plan that leaves it up to each jurisdiction to set its own timetable for relaxing the rules. Advertisement "We now need to get one million Australians back to work – that is the curve we need to address," Mr Morrison said after emerging from national cabinet. "So, my message to business is a very very simple, continue to work with your employees to find ways of configuring your business so you are able to introduce the restrictions on social distancing and hygiene into your normal business activities," Mr Power said. "We have to get Australians back to work in a safe economy. "We have to get Australians back to work in a safe economy. "I can assure you that the national cabinet and certainly the commonwealth government is under no illusion about the ongoing costs of these measures.". Scott Morrison and his charts showing the economic impact of the coronavirus."  READ MORE Asylum seekers protest on roof of Sydney's Villawood detention centre over fears of coronavirus spread The group called on the government to let people in Australia access Medicare during the pandemic, regardless of their citizenship or visa status.

Credit: Alex Ellinghausen "And it certainly puts enormous pressure, as it should, on the timetable as we seek to move Australia back to that safe economy. Credit: Alex Ellinghausen "And it certainly puts enormous pressure, as it should, on the timetable as we seek to move Australia back to that safe economy." The plan agreed at national cabinet on Tuesday aims to create a sustainable and safe economy by July under a three step framework that leaves it up to states and territories to decide the timetable to remove each restriction. While school closures were not on the agenda on Tuesday, Mr Morrison highlighted the economic cost of keeping parents at home to look after children rather than returning to work. Asked several times about the tightness of the restrictions on schools in Victoria, Mr Morrison made no criticism of Victorian premier Daniel Andrews but highlighted return to school in NSW and the similar "good calls" in other states. Asked several times about the tightness of the restrictions on schools in Victoria, Mr Morrison made no criticism of Victorian premier Daniel Andrews but highlighted return to school in NSW and the similar "good calls" in other states. National cabinet decided Safework Australia would be the "single source of information" for employers on safety rules but specific decisions were put off until another meeting on Friday.   He pointed to Singapore, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia as examples of countries that have had significant COVID-19 outbreaks among their migrant workers, undermining their overall responses to the pandemic.

Australia has had 6849 COVID-19 cases, leading to 96 deaths while 5889 people have recovered. More than 660,000 people have been tested in Australia. More than 660,000 people have been tested in Australia. The Treasury analysis found the biggest economic declines were in NSW and Victoria, which are losing 3.7 percentage points and 2.7 percentage points in economic activity respectively.7 percentage points in economic activity respectively.  READ MORE CEO Paul Power said the situation would only deteriorate if vulnerable communities continued to be"left out in the cold".

The slump in economic activity in the first half of this calendar year is expected to cost 490,300 jobs in NSW and 355,900 jobs in Victoria. The impact is costing 290,200 jobs in Queensland, 224,500 jobs in Western Australia, 87,100 jobs in South Australia, 32,100 jobs in the Australian Capital Territory, 26,000 jobs in Tasmania and 21,400 jobs in the Northern Territory. Mr Morrison hinted at easing rules for restaurants and cafes over time by pointing to the wider economic cost from their closures, such as the damage to food producers. Mr Morrison hinted at easing rules for restaurants and cafes over time by pointing to the wider economic cost from their closures, such as the damage to food producers. Loading "There have been very good reasons for having them closed but the longer that goes on, it is not just the way the restaurant is affected, it is the food producer, the supply chain, and it goes into those sectors," he said. The economic impact of the pandemic, and measures aimed at stopping its spread, continue to weigh on the nation, with only 38,926 new car sales were sold in April. Check your state’s restrictions on gathering limits.

This was a 48. This was a 48.5 per cent drop on the same month last year and the worst single monthly result since figures started being collated in 1991. The Reserve Bank of Australia kept official interest rates at 0.25 per cent following its regular monthly meeting, but the bank expects unemployment to reach 10 per cent in coming months.25 per cent following its regular monthly meeting, but the bank expects unemployment to reach 10 per cent in coming months. By the end of next year, the RBA believes the jobless rate will still be above 7 per cent. News and information is available in 63 languages at.

Bank governor Philip Lowe, who is expecting the economy to contract by 10 per cent through the first half of the year, said there could be a stronger recovery if the coronavirus is contained and social distancing restrictions are eased. But he cautioned if restrictions were delayed, or reimposed to deal with a fresh outbreak, then the economy could suffer an even larger hit. But he cautioned if restrictions were delayed, or reimposed to deal with a fresh outbreak, then the economy could suffer an even larger hit. The government is open to supporting those parts of the economy that will struggle the most to emerge from the pandemic shutdown. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg told the National Press Club sectors such as tourism and hospitality are taking much larger hits than construction or manufacturing. There may be scope to help those sectors that will take much longer to recover than others. There may be scope to help those sectors that will take much longer to recover than others.

"We have to think about smoothing that transition for businesses going into that recovery phase," he said. Loading Separate figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, based on the payroll data of most local businesses, suggest almost one million jobs have been lost since the middle of March. Wage income over the same period has collapsed by 8. Wage income over the same period has collapsed by 8.2 per cent. A third of jobs in accommodation and food services have disappeared while 27 per cent in arts and recreation have gone.

Women have been disproportionately affected with female employee numbers down 8. Women have been disproportionately affected with female employee numbers down 8.1 per cent compared to 6.2 per cent for men. The youngest members of the workforce are also copping a belting from current restrictions. The youngest members of the workforce are also copping a belting from current restrictions. Employee numbers for those aged up to 20 have collapsed by 18.

5 per cent, while among 20 to 29-year-olds there has been an 11.8 per cent fall.8 per cent fall. The Australian Council of Trade Unions has urged the government not to reopen the economy without first strengthening workplace rules to slow transmissions, or risk a second wave of coronavirus infections. “Now we’re going to make decisions to re-open parts of the economy with very few models, other than authoritarian states, on how to do so and we’ve got to do everything we can to not make the last six weeks in vain,” said ACTU secretary Sally McManus. The unions want three changes: paid pandemic leave for all workers, a legal obligation on employers to protect their workers from coronavirus by using measures like social distancing, and a duty for companies to tell regulators about coronavirus cases among their staff. The unions want three changes: paid pandemic leave for all workers, a legal obligation on employers to protect their workers from coronavirus by using measures like social distancing, and a duty for companies to tell regulators about coronavirus cases among their staff.

Without clear rules on the exact steps businesses have to take to keep their workers safe, Ms McManus said you could “drive a truck through it” by arguing existing measures were sufficient. And she said paid pandemic leave would encourage workers who would otherwise be afraid of losing income to get tested rather than potentially spreading the virus. With Nick Bonyhady Sign up to our Coronavirus Update newsletter Get our Coronavirus Update newsletter for the day's crucial developments at a glance, the numbers you need to know and what our readers are saying. With Nick Bonyhady Sign up to our Coronavirus Update newsletter Get our Coronavirus Update newsletter for the day's crucial developments at a glance, the numbers you need to know and what our readers are saying. Sign up to The Sydney Morning Herald's .