Ken Wyatt voted 8 times to cut penalty rates

Australia needs a pay rise. But Scott Morrison & Ken Wyatt are cutting wages again.

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

Ken Wyatt voted 8 times to cut penalty rates despite local workers urging him not to.



Source: Hansard


In Hasluck these cuts hit 3082 people.

To add insult, on the very same day that these locals have their penalty rates cut again, Ken Wyatt received a pay rise of $6,395.

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?


If wage costs are too high, business may not be able to hire as many staff as they would like... Do we really want to rule out any changes to penalty rates before seeing what benefits might flow from them?" Ken Wyatt MP, Speech to Parliament, 28 October, 2012


Ken Wyatt could have voted to stop these penalty rates cuts. He voted 8 times to back big business instead.


8 TIMES KEN WYATT VOTED TO CUT PENALTY RATES

4 December 2017, Ken Wyatt voted to cut penalty rates

On 20 June 2017, Ken Wyatt voted three times to cut penalty rates

On 13 June 2017, Ken Wyatt voted to cut penalty rates

On 11 May 2017, Ken Wyatt voted to cut penalty rates

On 2 March 2017, Ken Wyatt voted to cut penalty rates

On 27 February 2017, Ken Wyatt voted to cut penalty rates


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