Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sounds big, isn't that big. Abbott's new jobs target

It isn't extraordinary:



Of course whole idea of such a target is silly (as Labor well knows, having missed its last few) but the target itself is far from out of the ordinary.



THE COALITION’S JOBS PLEDGE

The next Coalition government will create a strong and prosperous economy and a safe and secure Australia.

Our policies will deliver more jobs, higher wages and better services for Australian families. We will achieve this through lower taxes, more efficient government and more productive businesses.

Today, I am committing a future Coalition government to creating one million new jobs within five years and two million new jobs over the next decade.

My confidence in this pledge is based on my confidence in our policies and in the competence and experience of my team. Sixteen members of the Shadow Cabinet were ministers in the Howard Government which delivered a golden age of prosperity.

The last Coalition government created 2.4 million jobs, oversaw a 21 per cent increase in real wages and resulted in Australian households experiencing a near tripling in net household wealth.

We have done great things for our country in the past and we can do it again.

The next Coalition Government will create one million jobs in five years and two million jobs in ten years by:

. Abolishing Labor’s job destroying carbon tax. On the government’s own figures, eliminating the carbon tax would add a cumulative $1 trillion to GDP by 2050;

. Scrapping the mining tax and restoring Australia’s reputation as a safe place to invest;

. Removing $1 billion a year of red tape costs from business and implementing our Deregulation Reform Agenda to lift national productivity;

. Ending Labor’s waste and bringing the Budget back under control, taking needless pressure off taxes and interest rates;

. Tackling lawlessness in workplaces by restoring the Australian Building and Construction Commission;

. Removing export bottlenecks by investing in the major infrastructure that Australia needs

Establishing a one-stop-shop for environmental approvals;

. Lifting workforce participation through a fair dinkum paid parental leave scheme and reviving work for the dole;

. Strengthening relationships with the growing Asian region through greater emphasis on foreign languages in schools and a new two way Colombo Plan;

. Establishing a Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Council and ending Labor’s anti-business rhetoric.

In 2013 the Coalition will make further detailed announcements with policies that will strengthen the economy, encourage investment and create jobs.

Employment growth under the Howard Government averaged 2.2 per cent a year. Under Labor, this rate has fallen by almost one third.

Our pledge is achievable given our record and policies.

28 November 2012



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1 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is the sort of phoney rubbish you get from both sides and in my opinion it is only possible because of the systemic misreporting of employment data by commentators like yourself. Peter I've never seen you once mention the BS that comes out of Bill shortens mouth each month when he states that there are more people than ever with a job. Well Bill (and Peter) that might be true...but there are also more unemployed and not looking or able to work than ever before either.

The misguided obsession with somewhat meaningless level estimates belies the problem with yours and others comments. Use the rates Peter they tell a real story.

Yes the oppositions promise of a million jobs is meaningless and simply boils down to keep population growth the same but its not that different to the monthly tripe we here from B shorten.

Bottom line don't be so selective in your criticism Peter and focus on the stats that matter from a survey...ratios!

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