Local jobs for local workers


Labor will build local, buy local, and employ local for government projects to deliver more jobs and opportunities in outer suburban and regional areas.

A Shorten-Labor Government will:

  • Create 3,700 SA jobs – by building the Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme

  • Restore penalty rates – to deliver fair pay for 129,172 South Australian workers

  • Use Australian grade steel – when building public infrastructure projects

  • Protect local manufacturers – by taking action against illegal dumping of cheap foreign products

  • Close the gender pay gap – by forcing big business to report on their pay gap publicly

  • Crack down on the abuse of 457 visas – by requiring positions to be advertised in Australia for local workers first

  • Make multinationals pay their fair share – by closing the loopholes exploited by multinationals and stop profits being stashed away in tax havens

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