MORE JOBS

Today there are over 1.3 million more Australians in jobs than before this Government was elected. Nearly 60% of these have been full time jobs.

Over 100,000 young people (aged 15-24) got a job in 2017-18 – the largest number in a financial year on record.

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 nearly 1 million families.

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

Our changes have reduced child care out of pocket costs for families by more than 10% within the first 6 months of the new Child Care Subsidy.

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, with reductions announced in QLD, NSW and SA from 1 July 2018.

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

In 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.

We will fight Labor’s plan for hundreds of billions in new and increased taxes – on retirees, housing, income, family businesses, investments, 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 $37 billion in schools over the next decade (to 2029).

This increases average funding per student by 62% 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 133 million free GP services were delivered last year – 27.3 million more than in Labor’s last year.

Since we came into government, over 2,000 medicine listings worth $10.6 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 is protecting children from preventable diseases. The immunization rate is now over 94% – the highest on record.

KEEPING AUSTRALIANS SAFE ONLINE

The Morrison Government is committed to a safer online environment for all Australians, including families and children. That’s why a re-elected Morrison Government will:

  • Support parents and carers to raise children who are responsible, resilient and respectful online as well as offline.
  • Protect Australians from predators and abusive and illegal content, by introducing a new Online Safety Act, toughening penalties for online abuse and harassment, and supporting women’s online safety.
  • Hold social media platforms and other technology firms to account so they put in place protections for their Australian users.
  • Work with the international community to prevent the internet being weaponised by terrorists.

Only the Morrison Government has a comprehensive plan to keep Australians safe in both the physical and online world.

Information current as at May 2019