My speech in Parliament on Job Creation - 13 August 2018

It is senseless to talk about job creation and economic settings as a social policy success story, when the impact on real Australian lives varies markedly from region to region.  Like so many of this government’s policies, the impact is one of inequity - and a growing divide in our society between those who are doing well, and those who are struggling to retain a basic quality of life and independence.

This Government claims to have created 1,000,000 jobs since they took government in 2013, yet these jobs don’t seem to be finding their way to my electorate. These jobs don’t seem to make their way to the job network providers who are looking for work for the unemployed in Calwell, and these jobs are certainly not making their way to my constituents.