Senate debates

Thursday, 13 May 2021

Questions without Notice


3:05 pm

Photo of Michaelia CashMichaelia Cash (WA, Liberal Party, Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate) Share this | Hansard source

Supporting Australians in regional Australia is something that, on the Liberal and Nationals side of politics, we are very, very proud to do. Certainly the budget that came down on Tuesday night is well and truly supporting regional Australia's economic recovery, helping to create jobs and, more importantly, to grow regional industries. Around 43,000 Australians last year moved from the city to regional Australia because they appreciate the benefits that are afforded to them in regional Australia. The budget that we handed down on Tuesday night is investing, as we know, in infrastructure and in regional infrastructure right across the Northern Territory. This is all about, as Senator McMahon knows, making roads safer and reducing travel times but at the same time supporting more than 900 direct and indirect jobs for Territorians. Again, this is a government that understands putting in place the right policy framework to create more jobs for Australians.


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