The Coalition’s Policy to Develop Indigenous Business Opportunities

We are committed to creating more opportunities for Indigenous businesses and, in turn, employment. We want to encourage Indigenous innovation, which creates a pipeline of opportunity. Indigenous businesses are 100 times more likely to hire Indigenous Australians than non-Indigenous businesses, which is why we are creating an environment where Indigenous business and innovation can grow and prosper.

The Coalition’s Policy for More Jobs and Growth through Increased Trade and Investment

The Coalition’s commitment to trade and investment is delivering local jobs. Australia’s economy will be $24 billion larger by 2035 because of the Coalition’s free trade agreements with China, Japan and South Korea. The free trade agreements with China, Japan and South Korea are forecast to create some 7,900 jobs this year and over 14,500 jobs in 2020.

The Coalition’s Policy for a Stronger Agricultural Sector

We are delivering significant commitments to the agriculture sector, including a $200 million increase in biosecurity funding, $190 million for rural research and development for profit, $100 million for pest and weed management, a $2.5 billion concessional loan programme for farmers, and a $500 million National Water Infrastructure Fund to provide future water security for our farmers.

The Coalition’s Policy for a Safe and Prosperous Australia

The Coalition’s foreign policy prepares Australia for the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century by: expanding Australia’s overseas diplomatic presence; boosting Australia’s crisis response capability establishing regional health security partnerships; supporting a Pacific Women Mentoring Programme; and developing a contemporary foreign policy strategy that builds on our achievements and focuses on 21st century challenges and opportunities.