The Liberal National Government yesterday delivered on a significant commitment – there are one million more Australians in work than there was when we were elected.
Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said one million more jobs meant at least one million livelihoods improved.
“This is an excellent outcome for Australian families,” Mr van Manen said.
“It reflects the hard work of Australian businesses and the Government’s strong economic management. Our plan is working.”
Minister for Jobs and Innovation Senator Michaelia Cash said since coming into office in 2013 the government had focussed on ensuring the right economic policies and market conditions to boost jobs.
“Thriving businesses create jobs and give Australians the opportunity to work,” Minister Cash said.
“The Government’s role is to create the right economic conditions so that businesses of all sizes can prosper, grow and hire more Australians.”
Job creation does not happen by accident. Over the past five years the Liberal National Government has:
- delivered personal and small and medium business tax cuts;
- delivered more trade deals, meaning more exports and more jobs;
- delivered record infrastructure and defence industry investment
- constrained spending, with real growth now at its lowest rate in 50 years;
- acted to bring down the cost of living with our energy reforms.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2017 was the best year on record for jobs growth.
ABS labour force figures show jobs continue to be created. Nearly 80 per cent of the jobs created in the past year have been full time.
Employment is now at a record high of just over 12.5 million.
In the final year of the former Labor Government 17,000 full-time jobs disappeared.
Every policy put in place by the Coalition Government is pulling in the direction of more economic growth, more jobs and better jobs.