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DELIVERING OUR PLAN

 A STRONGER ECONOMY 

  • In the face of global uncertainty, Australia’s economy is resilient
  • Following the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia’s economic recovery is well under way with improvements in business and consumer confidence, a significant fall in the effective unemployment rate and businesses graduating off JobKeeper.

 MORE JOBS 

  • Between September 2013 and February 2020, over 1.5 million new jobs were created. 
  • The Government’s 2020 Budget provides $74 billion in measures under the JobMaker Plan to drive stronger economic recovery and drive down unemployment following the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Our JobMaker Hiring Credit will be available to employers for each new job they create over the next 12 months for eligible young Australians, aged 16 to 35 years old.
  • We are also investing $1.2 billion in re-skilling and training opportunities to create 100,000 new apprenticeships and traineeships, with a 50 per cent wage subsidy for businesses who employ them.

 SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESS  

  • Reid’s small business community is the backbone of our economy.
  • To boost new investment and increase cash flow, the Morrison Government is providing temporary tax incentives that will allow around 28,500 businesses in Reid to write off the full value of any eligible asset they purchase, until June 2022.
  • This is on top of small business tax concessions, and a loss carry back measure that allows businesses that made a loss due to COVID-19 to claim back taxes paid on last year's profits.

 LOWER TAXES 

  • Our plan rewards and encourages hard work and helps families to get ahead.
  • Thanks to the Morrison Government's tax relief measures, around 90,500 taxpayers in Reid will benefit from tax relief of up to $2,745 in 2020.
  • The targeted relief is aimed at lower and middle-income earners so that they can keep more of their own money and spend it on what matters to them, which will help local businesses and create jobs.

 STRONGER COMMUNITIES

  • Supporting local sports clubs with more than $13 million for upgrades including the redevelopment of Concord Oval, Goddard park, Strathfield Park and Cintra Park.

 BETTER ROADS AND RAIL  

  • Congestion busting infrastructure, including WestConnex and $50 million to upgrade Homebush Bay Drive.
  • $450,700 has been delivered toward six projects under the 2020–21 Black Spot Program to improve intersections, pedestrian crossings and roundabouts across the suburbs of Burwood, Concord and Lidcombe.
  • To ease congestion in Australian cities and unlock the potential of our regions, we are investing a record $100 billion in infrastructure over a decade.

 BETTER EDUCATION AND HEALTH OUTCOMES  

  • Funding increases for all 25 government schools in Reid over the next decade.
  • An additional $200,000 delivered to 13 schools in Reid through the Local School Community Fund which has funded upgrades to school libraries, music programs, playground equipment, shade structures and more.
  • A record four-year investment of $467 billion under our COVID-19 pandemic plan to protect the health and wellbeing of all Australians.
  • Improving local health infrastructure, including $2.2 million for the introduction of new maternity services at Concord Hospital.
  • Medicare funding is guaranteed and the GP bulk billing rate in Reid is at a record high of 94.2%.
  • $5.7 billion for mental health support, including the doubling of Medicare-funded psychological services from 10 to 20 sessions under the Better Access Scheme.

 OUR ENVIRONMENT 

  • We are building Snowy 2.0 and backing Tasmania’s Battery of the Nation. These projects will help deliver reliable, renewable power to millions of homes and thousands of jobs.
  • Over $81,500 delivered to local schools, childcare services and community groups in Reid to install solar panels, to lower emissions and keep down energy costs.
  • $115,000 for local environmental projects focused on restoring natural fauna and rehabilitating endangered species like the Green and Golden Bell Frog, and our native freshwater turtles.

 A SECURE AUSTRALIA 

  • We’re building our defence capability with new ships, systems, aircraft, weapons and vehicles.
  • We’ve fixed Labor’s border security failure.
  • We have cancelled the visas of 4,200 serious criminals – including murderers, rapists, child sex offenders, armed robbers and drug dealers.

 
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Fiona knows a strong economy doesn’t happen by accident and the risk to our community of Labor’s higher taxes on workers, retirees, and small businesses is significant. That’s why Fiona will work to help secure our economy and future.


Scott Morrison
Prime Minister