Ann Sudmalis' 'gift': votes 8 times to cut penalty rates

Australia needs a pay rise. But Scott Morrison & Ann Sudmalis are cutting wages again.

On 1 July 2018, there were more cuts to penalty rates – twice as big as last year.

Ann Sudmalis voted 8 times to cut penalty rates despite local workers urging her not to.



Source: Hansard


In Gilmore these cuts hit 6175 people.

To add insult, on the very same day these locals have their penalty rates cut again, Ann Sudmalis received a pay rise of $4,507.

We’ve all got cost of living pressures but under the Liberals, it’s pay rises for them ­and pay cuts for the rest of us. Do you think that’s fair?


“It’s not cutting wages, it’s opening the door for more hours of employment and in a regional area like Gilmore ... that’s a gift.” Ann Sudmalis MP, Illwarra Mercury 28 February, 2017

"[Penalty rates] are an impediment to employment, especially in regional areas,"
Ann Sudmalis MP, Milton Ulladulla Times, 20 August 2013


Ann Sudmalis could have voted to stop these penalty rates cuts. She voted 8 times to back big business instead.


8 TIMES ANN SUDMALIS VOTED TO CUT PENALTY RATES

4 December 2017, Ann Sudmalis voted to cut penalty rates

On 20 June 2017, Ann Sudmalis voted three times to cut penalty rates

On 13 June 2017, Ann Sudmalis voted to cut penalty rates

On 11 May 2017, Ann Sudmalis voted to cut penalty rates

On 2 March 2017, Ann Sudmalis voted to cut penalty rates

On 27 February 2017, Ann Sudmalis voted to cut penalty rates


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