Senate debates

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Questions without Notice


2:07 pm

Photo of Michaelia CashMichaelia Cash (WA, Liberal Party, Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business) Share this | Hansard source

It is because we have a plan. We have a plan to continue to ensure that the businesses out there, the job creators in the country, are able to prosper, grow and create more jobs for Australians. We said to the Australian people that if they elected us on 18 May—and they did—we would put policies in place to create an additional 1.25 million jobs over the next five years, and we are putting the policies in place to ensure that the economy is able to do that. We are, of course, returning the budget to surplus—2019-20—which is something those opposite haven't managed to do since 1989.

We are also delivering record infrastructure investment—over $100 billion—because construction and infrastructure investment create jobs. What are we also doing? There is $158 billion in tax relief for nine million hardworking Australia. (Time expired)


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