Our Economic Recovery Plan for Australia will create jobs, rebuild our economy and secure Australia’s future. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has provided $257 billion in direct economic support to cushion the blow and strengthen the recovery. The 2020-21 Budget commits a further $98 billion including, $25 billion in direct COVID-19 response measures and $74 billion in new measures to create jobs. Under our plan, the economy is forecast to grow by 4¼ per cent next calendar year and unemployment is expected to fall to 6½ per cent by the June quarter 2022. We will do this by: Supporting nearly half a million young Australians with a new JobMaker hiring credit Investing a record amount in skills and training to make sure Australians have the skills they need to get a job Supporting our manufacturing industry to build our sovereign capability and help create jobs Incentivising ...

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