Thursday, 13 May 2021
Questions without Notice
You're right, Senator McMahon. Almost a million people have now returned to work. Those jobs have come back into the economy since the trough of COVID-19, and Australians moving back into the workforce is something that we should be celebrating. The 2020-21 budget is the next stage of the Morrison government's economic plan to secure Australia's recovery. The budget is all about creating jobs—because that's what this government does; we create jobs—guaranteeing the essential services that Australians rely on, and ensuring that we build a more resilient and secure Australia. Certainly we are putting in place the policy framework to do just that. Personal income tax cuts are creating more economic activity, and, when you create more economic activity, what do you do? You actually enable job creation. There are business tax incentives to get businesses to invest in their businesses and to create more jobs. There are new apprenticeships and new training places. Again, this is a government that understands that you put in place the right policy framework so that businesses can prosper, grow and create more jobs for Australians.