KEY COMMITMENTS Older Australians should feel safe, cared for, and respected. Older Australians should be comfortable that they can exercise their rights fully and that their choices will be respected, in the same way as the choices of other Australians. Unfortunately, there are worrying signs that older Australians are not always safe, cared for, and…
The Coalition will make our streets and communities safer by establishing a $40 million Safer Communities Fund to boost efforts of local communities to reduce violence and improve safety.
Since coming to government, the Coalition has delivered significant commitments to ensure a safe and secure Australia, including a $2.5 billion boost to our law enforcement and security agencies. We’ve also passed a range of new laws to give our police and security agencies the powers they need to keep the community safe.
The Coalition’s Policy to Expand Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Through P-TECH Style Pilot Schools
The Coalition will continue to grow our investment in all schools across Australia from its current record levels to a total of $73.6 billion over the next four years. That is $16 billion this year, up to $20 billion in 2020.
The Coalition will do more to encourage healthier lifestyles for our children. We will invest an additional $60 million to extend the Sporting Schools Programme. Our commitment will help address childhood obesity, encourage the prevention of avoidable health problems in adulthood, and promote more active lifestyles for Australians.
We will deliver stronger protection for vulnerable workers. We will strengthen the enforcement provisions of the Fair Work Act to more effectively deal with employers who intentionally exploit workers.
The Coalition will continue to support Australia’s veterans by: implementing a veterans mental health package; streamlining the claims process for veterans and their families; implementing an annual Ministerial veterans statement; helping homeless veterans; promoting jobs for veterans and improving the veterans transition process; establishing a female veteran’s policy forum and supporting our younger veterans; supporting veterans’ concerns on Mefloquine; and commemorating service and sacrifice.
We will deliver a record $73.6 billion over the next four years for Australian schools. Our schools funding will be distributed according to need and future funding will be tied to evidence-based initiatives proven to support student achievement, such as improving literacy and numeracy, increasing engagement with science and maths subjects, and enhancing teaching quality.
In the knowledge economy, people are our greatest resource, and smart cities put people first. The Coalition will innovate with smart policy, smart investment and smart technology to ensure our cities are more liveable, more productive, and more prosperous.
The Coalition listened to owner-drivers and abolished the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal. We will stand up for enterprising small businesses that take a risk and invest in themselves.