As part of the campaign, the Liberal National Coalition Party has promised to create 450,000 new jobs in the provinces of Australia over the next five years.
Centre-right Liberal Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on April 27 that additional work is part of a total of 1.3 million jobs that the coalition has already promised to offer.
“Only the coalition plans to hire 450,000 new people in the region and is being implemented by the board to provide them.” He said..
“Since winning, it has created more than 1.9 million new jobs, the unemployment rate has fallen to 4%, reaching its lowest level in 48 years and is projected to fall further.”
Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, who has traditionally represented the region, said the energy security and regional development plans proposed by the Union will increase the region’s income and create more jobs in the coming years. rice field.
In addition, Finance Minister Josh Frydenberg said opposition leader Anthony Albanese and the centre-left Labor Party ignored the Australian region and its employment issues.
“They only have a track record of increased unemployment in rural Australia,” he said.
Meanwhile, new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that annual inflation has jumped to 5.1%, the highest level since 2001.
Starting April 27, the government will pay $ 250 (US $ 179) a one-time payment to 6 million pensioners, caregivers, veterans, and welfare recipients to ease the burden of increasing living costs. Provide.
A total of $ 1.5 billion was included in the federal budget for living expenses package from 2022 to 2023.
Freidenberg said the support was a federal targeted response to ease the pressure on living expenses caused by global problems such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian-Ukraine War.
“Workers have no plans to help their families with the pressure of living expenses.” He said..
Meanwhile, Labor’s shadow finance minister, Jim Charmers, said all but wages were rising under the incumbent Morrison administration, and rising interest rates would hurt Australians.
“A better future depends on a stronger, wider, more inclusive and more sustainable economy. Cleaner and cheaper energy, a larger and better trained workforce, and a care economy. The digital economy, and Australia, “he said.
Labor lawmakers told reporters on April 27 that they would do a better job, criticizing the government’s handling of budgets because of inflation and debt. However, they did not provide details about the cost of all proposals.
Meanwhile, Frydenberg said Labor’s $ 300 billion spending proposal would increase inflation, resulting in higher interest rates and a weaker economy.
Workers also continued to criticize the coalition government’s dealings with Pacific nations, especially after the Solomon Islands signed a security agreement with China.
On April 26, the party announced the “Government All Efforts” Pacific Strategy. This included millions of dollars in additional support to the region to secure Australia’s position as the “first choice partner” of the Pacific countries and counter China’s intervention efforts. ..