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The budget missed on two critical issues facing Australian workers – addressing insecure work, and the impending “wage crisis,” according to ACTU President Michelle O’Neil. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg handed down his government’s budget on Tuesday night with a sharp focus on lowering the unemployment rate, but did concede the measures will not result in wages growth. The budget paper said lower unemployment and broader economic strength would lead to wages beginning to “pick up” towards the end of the forecast period. Ms O’Neil told Sky News, the treasurer’s attempts to get more people into jobs is important but there was no emphasis on the “sort of jobs” which have been created. “We saw the biggest rise of casualisation ever in 2020,” she said. “More Australian workers having to do two, three, or four jobs to get by. “So there’s two big issues that are missing out of the budget, addressing insecure work, and the fact that we’ve got a wages crisis and this budget predicts that there’s going to be no increase in wages over the next four years