Our Plan for Jobs and Growth in Regional Australia

Key Commitments Regional Australia is critical to Australia’s economic prosperity and is home to around one third of Australia’s population. Regional Australia accounts for around 65 per cent of Australia’s export earnings by value and is a major source of domestic and international tourism. 45 cents in every tourism dollar is spent in regional Australia.…

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The Coalition’s Plan for Jobs and Growth in Tasmania

We will deliver over $2 billion in funding for Tasmanian hospitals over the next four years. Under the Coalition, total Commonwealth funding to all schools across Tasmania will increase by $62.0 million, a 16.8 per cent increase from 2015–16 to 2019–20.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Coalition’s Policy for Smart Cities

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.

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