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Labour force figures released in December 2017 by the ABS show the number of jobs in Australia has increased for the 14th straight month – the longest consecutive run of jobs growth since 1994.
The Subclass 457 Visa for foreign workers will be abolished and replaced with a new temporary visa restricted to critical skills shortages.

Small business tax cuts

Tuesday, 2 May 2017
As promised, the Turnbull Government has successfully delivered the first phase of much-needed tax cuts for small and medium businesses. The tax cuts will give businesses the confidence to invest more, employ more staff and pay higher wages.

Affordable energy prices

Tuesday, 2 May 2017
Australians need to have access to reliable sources of gas and electricity at prices they can afford. We should not be paying more for Australian gas than overseas customers.
A re-elected Turnbull Liberal Team will deliver road safety upgrades in the Yarra Ranges community with an investment of $364,000. Federal Member for Casey, Tony Smith said the funding would be directed toward roads and intersections that had been identified as dangerous by communities and in consultation with VicRoads.
The re-elected Turnbull Government will reduce congestion in Croydon with an $8 million investment in the Maroondah Highway/Dorset Road/Bellara Drive intersection.
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