Senate debates

Thursday, 3 December 2020

Questions without Notice

Youth Employment

2:55 pm

Photo of Richard ColbeckRichard Colbeck (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians) Share this | Hansard source

I believe I was being directly relevant to the question, because I actually quoted the youth unemployment rate of 15. 6 per cent as part of my response to the question, and I've also said that the youth unemployment rate in this country is too high. The work that this government continues to do to support young Australians to get back into work is because we are concerned that young people who stay out of work too long have significant lifelong effects with respect to their futures, their careers and their financial circumstances, so we have, through our budget processes and through the pandemic, been supporting people with JobKeeper, supporting young people with JobSeeker, to keep them connected to their workplaces, and then supporting them to gain new jobs through our JobMaker programs—


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