Shorten says: “It is a lie. It is a lie. It is a lie”

Bill Shorten pledges to ‘stop the rot’ on penalty rates

According to The Guardian and Bill Shorten:

‘But hundreds of thousands of people have had their penalty rates cut’, he told workers. ‘Everything is going up in Australia except people’s wages, and the rot stops when we reverse the cuts to penalty rates’, Shorten said

Source: The Guardian

Who started ‘the rot’ on penalty rates?

Under the Fair Work Act brought in by the Rudd Labor government in 2009, the FWC has to review modern awards every four years. During the review process, some employer groups asked the FWC to vary penalty rates in certain awards So in 2015 and 2016, the FWC reviewed the weekend and public holiday penalty rates in six hospitality and retail awards: Fast food, Retail, Hospitality, Pharmacy, Clubs and Restaurants.

The FWC hearing on penalty rates took 39 days, heard evidence from 143 people and considered almost 6000 written submissions. The decision was handed down on February 23, 2017.

Source: ABC Fact Check

When you point a finger, 3 point back

Shorten points 3 fingers: “It is a lie. It is a lie. It is a lie”.

The Labor Party has written to Facebook demanding it take action on a widespread campaign spreading lies about a “death tax”. “It is a lie. It is a lie. It is a lie,” he told reporters in Melbourne this morning.


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