Senate debates

Monday, 11 September 2023

Questions without Notice


2:26 pm

Photo of Katy GallagherKaty Gallagher (ACT, Australian Labor Party, Minister for the Public Service) Share this | Hansard source

While a lot has been done, we know there is a lot more to do. That's why we're working on expanding the productive capacity of the economy, another area where we inherited the worst productivity growth for the past 60 years—which just so happened to coincide with the decade that those opposite were in charge, turning up and doing nothing, as usual.

We are now rebuilding Australia's industrial capacity through the National Reconstruction Fund, supporting the transformation to net zero—again, something that's still controversial for those opposite—and building a bigger and better trained workforce through our skills agreement. We're leveraging capital and lifting investment. We're delivering more-efficient markets. We're reforming our economic institutions. We turn up every day to work in the national interests of this country. We don't miss an opportunity. There's a lot to do to improve productivity across this economy, but this government is focused on it, as we are on wages and conditions for working people.


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