Growing the economy

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Growing the economy

For Australians to prosper, we need a strong economy. After almost a decade of flat wages and rising costs, too many of us feel like we just can’t get ahead. It doesn’t have to be this way. Labor believes that if you work full time, you should be able to support a family. We need a government that believes in a growing economy that works for all Australians.

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A Labor Government would:

  • Enact our Secure Australian Jobs Plan to boost wages and tackle insecure work. 
  • Make child care cheaper for 97% of Australian working families. 
  • Get our economy roaring again after Covid with our National Reconstruction Fund.
  • Build tens of thousands of social and affordable housing properties, creating thousands of jobs now and in the long term. 
  • End the Morrison Government’s addiction to rorts and waste. 

Secure jobs, better pay.

Good secure work should pay the bills. That’s not too much to ask. But for too many people, it’s simply not working that way. Our Secure Australian Jobs Plan will tackle job insecurity directly. We will make wage theft a crime. We will expose and close the gender pay gap. And we will write ‘same job, same pay’ into law. Hard working families should be paid enough to pay the bills. 

 

Full employment.

There are 2 million Australians either unemployed or looking for more hours. It’s not right, and it’s holding Australia back from its full potential. A Labor Government will make full employment its first order of business. 

 

Cheaper child care.

Child care costs are putting a strain on family budgets. Under the current system, you can actually lose money if you choose to work a fourth or a fifth day, and most of the time this happens to women. Labor will abolish the cap on the rebate, which will make child care cheaper for 97% of families in the system. 

 

Bringing back Australian manufacturing.

If the global pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that Australia must be a country that makes things. Almost a decade of sending manufacturing offshore has led to disappearing jobs, especially in the regions. Australian workers are being left behind. A Labor Government will create a future made in Australia. 

 

Ending the waste.

This government is shamelessly addicted to rorts and waste. The list of dodgy and wasteful spending goes on and on – sports rorts, car park rorts, airport rorts, wasting JobKeeper on companies that made large profits to name a few. A Labor Government will crack down on waste and mismanagement so there is more money for things that help the economy grow.

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334a Marrickville Road
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Email: A.Albanese.MP@aph.gov.au

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