MORE JOBS

Over 1.5 million more Australians are in jobs since this Government was elected. More than half of these have been full time jobs.

Australia now has the lowest level of welfare dependency in 30 years.

We are working to build a stronger economy, with more jobs, by: backing small businesses, encouraging hard work, boosting exports, fixing the budget and building infrastructure.

ACCESSIBLE, AFFORDABLE CHILD CARE

The Government’s new Child Care Subsidy is making child care more accessible and affordable for around 1 million families.

On average, families who use child care have seen a 4.2% reduction in out of pocket costs (to December 2019).

A typical family is around $1,300 better off per child per year.

Families can see how they will benefit at www.education.gov.au/eccc

MORE AFFORDABLE, RELIABLE ELECTRICITY

While electricity prices doubled under Labor, we have begun to turn the corner on power prices.

ABS data shows the average price of electricity fell by around 3.5% in the last year (to December 2019).

A number of new measures – a price safety net to protect customers, a big stick to stop energy company rip offs of customers, and a technology neutral program to underwrite new reliable generation – will reduce power prices.

REDUCING TAXES

From 2018-19, 4.5 million Australians will get tax relief of $1,080 per year. Over 10 million taxpayers will get some tax relief.

We’re making income taxes lower, fairer and simpler. By the time our tax relief plan is fully implemented, 94% of taxpayers will pay no more than 30 cents in the dollar.

Tax relief has been delivered for 3.4 million small and medium businesses employing over 7 million Australians.

At the last election, we took a stand against Labor’s hundreds of billions in new and increased taxes – on retirees, housing, income, investments, family businesses, electricity and cars.

REDUCING CONGESTION

The Government’s $100 billion roads, rail and airport plan will bust congestion and make life easier for Australians.

We are investing in major highway upgrades, congestion busting roads, better local roads and rail, commuter rail and faster rail to reduce travel times and improve safety.

INVESTING IN SCHOOLS

Our guaranteed funding commitment invests an additional $39 billion in schools over the next decade.

This increases average funding per student by 63% over a decade.

To see what long term funding is being provided to your local school, go to: www.education.gov.au/school-funding-estimator

BETTER HEALTH CARE

Federal funding for public hospitals will more than double compared to Labor – $13.3 billion in 2013-14 to $29.1 billion in 2024-25.

This means record numbers of hospital services, doctors and nurses.

More Australians are seeing their doctor without having to pay. Over 136 million free GP services were delivered last year – 30 million more than in Labor’s last year.

Since we came into government, over 2,300 medicine listings worth $10.9 billion have been added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

We have taken steps to make private health insurance more affordable.We are also requiring private insurers to categorise products as: gold; silver; bronze; basic, and use standard definitions to make it clear what’s covered and what isn’t.

All 12 and 13-year-old girls and boys now have free access to the Gardasil 9 Vaccine, to protect them from the HPV virus.

Our No Jab, No Pay policy has helped lift the immunisation rate for five-year-olds to 94.82%, one of the highest on record.

KEEPING AUSTRALIANS SAFE ONLINE

In 2015, the Government established the world’s first Children’s eSafety Commissioner. The eSafety Commissioner now promotes online safety for all Australians. To date it has:

  • Reached over 452,000 students, parents and community groups;
  • Investigated over 42,000 cases of illegal online content;
  • Addressed over 1,300 complains about serious cyberbullying against children.

Information current as at February 2020