Anthony Albanese and Labor have a plan for a better future.
Australians deserve a leader who is not afraid to roll up their sleeves and do the hard work needed to get things done.
The Albanese Labor Government is acting on the urgent challenges facing Australia, and we are building for the long-term opportunities.
We’ve begun the work of building a better future – and we’re not wasting a day.
Since the Liberals have been in Government, it is harder and costs more to see a doctor.
The results of deliberately running down Medicare and general practice end up in the local hospital – with people presenting at emergency departments because they have no alternative.
Almost a decade of Liberal neglect means that primary care is in crisis, particularly in outer suburbs and regional and rural communities.
Cutting Medicare is in the Liberals’ DNA. You can never trust the Liberals on Medicare.
Labor built Medicare and we will always protect it.
An Albanese Labor Government will deliver secure, well-paid jobs, by investing in the skills Australia needs to drive future economic growth.
Labor will provide Australians access to Fee Free TAFE, create more university places and tackle the skill shortages that are holding back our COVID-19 comeback.
Under Labor, Australians studying in an industry with a skills shortage will be supported through the provision of Fee Free TAFE.
While many states and territories have invested in the skills and training sector, the Morrison Government has neglected the backbone of our vocational educational system – public TAFE.
Labor will end privatisation by stealth, ensuring at least 70 per cent of Commonwealth vocational education funding is for public TAFE.
Better Pay and Conditions
Good secure work should pay the bills. For too many of us, it’s simply not the reality. There 1.7 million Australians either unemployed or looking for more hours. Many more can’t get a home loan, can’t get sick leave, and can’t get ahead. Labor will tackle job insecurity and low wages head on.
We’ll also invest in the skills Australia needs to drive future economic growth. Labor will provide Australians access to Fee Free TAFE, create more university places and tackle the skill shortages that are holding back our COVID-19 comeback.
This is good for jobs, good for people looking to train or retrain, and good for businesses, which need more skilled workers.
An Albanese Labor Government will reduce the cost of child care and make it easier for mums, children and working families to get ahead.
Labor will also develop and implement a whole of government Early Years Strategy to create a new integrated approach to the early years and develop of program of action.
Labor will invest approximately $5.4 billion to make child care cheaper, starting from July 2023.
Investing in Manufacturing
The National Reconstruction Fund is the first step in Labor’s plan to rebuild Australia’s industrial base.
The National Reconstruction Fund provides a crucial financing vehicle to specifically drive investment in projects that will build prosperity across the country, broadening our industrial base and boosting regional economic development.
Through the National Reconstruction Fund, Labor will partner with businesses to unlock further potential private investment of more than $30 billion.
Investing in Renewables
Creating jobs, cutting power bills and reducing emissions by boosting renewable energy are at the centre of Labor’s Powering Australia plan. This plan will bring cheaper renewable energy to Australian homes and businesses.
For nearly a decade, the Liberal Government’s mismanagement of our energy policy has been a threat to our economy – leaving Australia missing out on the jobs, growth, and opportunities that our abundant renewable resources could unlock.
Business has shown leadership. Government must play its part.