Election Commitments for New Jobs and Our Economy

2016 Federal Election Commitments > Jobs


What we’ve achieved

ACT Labor is working hard to create and support secure, well-paid jobs.

We are making the ACT economy more resilient by fostering new industries and driving a move away from total reliance on the Federal public sector. Labor stepped up to support the local economy when the Federal Liberal Government tried to mend its Budget blowout by cutting Canberra jobs.

ACT Labor supports job-creating businesses. From business-friendly tax structures, to a one-stop-shop for business approvals – we are making Canberra the easiest place to do business in Australia.


What we’re doing

Labor is rolling out record infrastructure investment in city-building roads projects, like the Majura Parkway, that allow freight and commuters to move across our city easily.

We are creating the facilities and services Canberrans need now and over the next decade, while creating thousands of construction jobs. And we are positioning Canberra to be a major growth centre in core future industries, like technological research, higher education, defence, and the space and spatial sector. ACT Labor understands that we have to be at the forefront of the knowledge economy, and collaborate across government, universities and business, to compete in a global market.


Our commitments

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