Luke Howarth voted 8 times to cut penalty rates

Australia needs a pay rise. But Scott Morrison & Luke Howarth are cutting wages again.

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

Luke Howarth voted 8 times to cut penalty rates despite local workers urging him not to.


Source: Hansard


In Petrie these cuts hit 3045 people.

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

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


"We also heard from a number of hospitality businesses who are concerned about weekend penalty rates being a little bit too high." Luke Howarth MP, Speech to Parliament, 24 February, 2014


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


8 TIMES LUKE HOWARTH MP VOTED TO CUT PENALTY RATES

4 December 2017, Luke Howarth voted to cut penalty rates

On 20 June 2017, Luke Howarth voted three times to cut penalty rates

On 13 June 2017, Luke Howarth voted to cut penalty rates

On 11 May 2017, Luke Howarth voted to cut penalty rates

On 2 March 2017, Luke Howarth voted to cut penalty rates

On 27 February 2017, Luke Howarth voted to cut penalty rates


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