Commitment from East Coast gas exporters
The Coalition government remains committed to ensuring the availability and affordability of energy supplies across our region.
We will not let the rising cost of power bills take any further toll on Australian families, businesses and jobs, these are our absolute priority.
As part of the latest measures to ease pressure on the domestic gas supply, our government has secured a commitment from the east coast gas exporters that they will provide the gas for the expected shortfall identified by the energy regulator and competition watchdog in 2018.
Labor has driven up the price of gas by approving exports without consideration to our domestic needs, as well as stopping the development of new gas reserves.
Fortunately the Coalition government is delivering on plans to clean up its mess.
Those include supporting new gas exploration and development in the Budget and reforming pipeline markets plus continuing to call on the states to drop the moratoriums and restrictions that stop domestic gas flowing.
Breaking cycle of welfare dependency
The Coalition government also remains committed to helping young Australians get off welfare and into work.
Through the Youth Bonus Wage Subsidy as part of the Jobs PaTH program, we’ve been able to help 10,000 long-term unemployed young Aussies find a job and make sure they are positive contributors to both the economy and their local community.
Breaking the cycle of welfare dependency by securing employment has a profound impact on not only the individual and their family, but it also reduces the burden on the Australian taxpayer by ensuring those that can work are working.
Additionally, more than 9300 young people have begun Employability Skills Training courses and more than 2,100 internships have commenced.