Every year we provide in-depth budget analysis for union members.

Watch our special briefing and go beyond the headlines to find out what is in this year's Federal Budget for community and disability workers.

With a Federal election coming up, and the increasing cost of living, it's important to be able to see beyond the spin and see Scott Morrison's plan for our jobs and our sector.

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Watch the budget briefing here:

Scott Morrison failed to respond to the priorities of ASU members in the community and disability sectors.

There is a cost of living crisis – petrol, groceries and housing prices keep rising however there is nothing to provide a real wage increase for ASU members working in community services and the NDIS.

We know that Covid cases continue to rise, however:

  • this budget ends essential funding for PPE and RATs within weeks; and
  • there is no new financial support for paid isolation leave for workers.

Every week an Australian woman is killed by a partner or family member but, once again, Scott Morrison has refused to provide 10 days paid domestic violence leave.

Worryingly, there is nothing to reverse the savage NDIS cuts this Government has implemented, including average cuts of4% to every NDIS package in the last 12 months.

We know that 1 in 3 workers are considering leaving our sector this year, but tonight Scott Morrison has done nothing to address this looming crisis. Once again, Scott Morrison is missing in action.

This is a critical time for our sector and it is imperative that as sector leaders you know what policies and priorities the major parties will bring to government and what this will mean for the sector, for your clients and community, and for sector workers.

Download Natalie's presentation from today here.

Budget Breakdown from Australian Unions can be found here.

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