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Your Guide To The Election

Published May 06, 2019 (last updated June 25, 2020) Author: Employsure
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Who Should I Vote For?

See what the major parties have promised in this at-a-glance guide.

Liberal Party

“Small and family businesses already know that our government is supporting them like none before.” – Scott Morrison

Five Key Pledges

  1. Let the Fair Work Commission set the minimum wage increase
  2. Establish the Australian Business Growth Fund
  3. Deliver its Skills for Today and Tomorrow Package, supporting the VET sector
  4. Commit to 20 day payment terms for contracts up to $1 million
  5. Maintain the new Casual Loading Offset regulation

Labor Party

“The next election will be a referendum on wages.” – Bill Shorten

Five Key Pledges

  1. Introduce a ‘living wage’, up to 60% of Australia’s median income
  2. Reverse recent Penalty Rate reductions
  3. Enshrine the Casual Conversion clause into Law
  4. Reduce the Gender Pay Gap
  5. Labour Hire workers to receive the same pay and conditions as direct employees

Where Do They Agree?

  • Reduce the corporate tax rate to 25%
  • Increase the Instant Asset Write Off Threshold to $30,000
  • Adopt the recommendations of the Migrant Workers’ Taskforce

Learn More

Need a full breakdown of the 2019 Election Promises? Visit the Employsure website for a detailed analysis.

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