Senate debates

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Questions without Notice: Take Note of Answers


3:16 pm

Photo of Alex AnticAlex Antic (SA, Liberal Party) Share this | Hansard source

There's no question that she's awake; that's good. It represents 15.3 per cent of annual GDP. Now, let's go through it. We need to break this down, because some people in this chamber are asleep at the wheel. There's $101.3 billion for JobKeeper—$101.3 billion! There's $31.9 billion for cashflow boosts for business; $16.8 billion for income support for individuals, including the $550 fortnightly coronavirus supplement; and $9.4 billion for two rounds of the stimulus payments. Then there's the skills and apprenticeships program, with the new National Skills Commission, which we've spoken about at length in here. This is going to help young jobseekers to better understand the skills needed by employers.

What more can this government do? Once again, for those on the opposite side of the chamber who are awake, which Senator O'Neill very clearly is—Senator Carr has gone off for a nap, I think—we are going through the continual list of achievements. (Time expired)


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