Key Achievements

MORE JOBS
403,100 more jobs created in 2017 - the most jobs created in a calendar year on record. The economy has been generating more than 1,000 new jobs per day. Jobs growth over the last 12 months is almost five times stronger than Labor’s last year in government.

SMALL BUSINESS TAX CUTS
Tax cuts for 3.2 million businesses employing 6.7 million Australians.

INSTANT ASSET WRITE OFF
Used last year by 300,000 small businesses to invest in new equipment and machinery.

AFFORDABLE, RELIABLE ENERGY
National Energy Guarantee will ensure reliability and reduce bills. More gas supplies have been secured. Snowy Hydro 2.0 feasibility study underway.

RECORD INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT
Record $75 billion investment in highway upgrades, congestion busting roads, rail projects, improved local roads, inland rail and a new airport.

FIXING THE BUDGET
Over $37 billion in Budget savings since the election. On track for a balanced budget in 2020-21.

MORE EXPORTS
Rural exports up 19% last year, as we are locking in benefits from landmark trade agreements with China, Japan and South Korea.

TACKLING UNION LAWLESSNESS
ABCC restored to protect small businesses and economy from CFMEU lawlessness. Secret payments banned between businesses and unions.

SECURE BORDERS
No boats in three years. 17 detention centres closed, saving the Budget billions.

FIGHTING TERROR
13 major terrorist plots have been foiled. We’re boosting our security agencies, have introduced tougher anti-terror laws and are revoking citizenship of dual nationals who engage in terrorism.

DEPORTING CRIMINALS
We’ve changed the rules to deport non-citizens who commit serious crimes. We’ve cancelled visas of 3,000 serious criminals – including murderers, rapists, child sex offenders, armed robbers and drug dealers.

TACKLING SCOURGE OF ICE
AFP has seized 14 tonnes of Ice since 2013. Record funding for law enforcement and treatment. Wastewater surveys show a recent drop in Ice use.

A STRONGER DEFENCE FORCE
Undertaking the largest regeneration of our Navy since WW2, with 54 new ships (Labor commissioned none). With new weapons and air defence for our Army and new air combat capability, we’re building Australia’s sovereign defence capability.

CRACKING DOWN ON PAEDOPHILES
Introduced Carly’s Law, which has already led to high profile arrests. Banned registered sex offenders from holding an Australian passport. Introduced legislation that means paedophiles would spend longer in jail, be less like to get bail or parole and face mandatory sentences.

MORE AFFORDABLE CHILD CARE
Landmark reforms targeted to working parents. Abolishing the $7,500 cap for families (incomes up to $185,000) and introducing new Child Care Subsidy, means around one million families will be better off.

SCHOOLS FUNDING BREAKTHROUGH
Extra $23.4 billion over a decade – a 50% funding increase for the average student. Our agreement replaces 27 secret deals and will provide needs based funding for all students.

BETTER HEALTH CARE
86% of GP visits bulk billed last year – 21 million more than Labor’s last year. Hospital funding at record levels and new reforms introduced to improve private health insurance.

IMMUNISATIONS
From next year all 12 and 13 year olds will get free protection against HPV virus.

Our No Jab, No Pay policy resulted in 210,000 extra children immunised in its first year.

WELFARE TO WORK
We believe the best form of welfare is a job. We’ve reinvigorated Work for the Dole (105,000 participants last year). We’re changing compliance rules and requiring welfare recipients on drugs to undertake available treatment. We’re trialling cashless welfare cards and are seeking to trial drug testing of welfare recipients.

Information current as at January 2018