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 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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The Coalition’s Plan to Boost the Learning for Life Programme

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.

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The Coalition’s Plan to Support Veterans and Their Families

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.

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