Weekly Update: Tax Forum, Jobs Forum & More
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Core at the heart of Labor values is the right to work, and the dignity and prosperity that comes from having a job.
It’s why the Government is focused on creating jobs, and making sure people have the skills they need to get the jobs they want. Nearly 750,000 new jobs have been created since November 2007, with 140,000 more Australians employed today than there was 12 months ago.
Continued economic growth over the next two years should see around another 500,000 jobs be created in that timeframe. This week business, union and community leaders came together to talk with the Government about ways to create jobs.
The transformation in our economy brings challenges, but also great opportunities. We’ve got a great opportunity through the resources boom and beyond to strengthen our economy for the future so that we emerge with a diversified economy: high skill, high wage, clean energy, high productivity jobs.
Read the Prime Minister’s closing remarks to the Jobs Forum
Business, union and community group leaders came together this week in Canberra to talk about tax reform. There was a robust discussion of ideas and a genuine appreciation that reform is hard, but worthwhile.
On top of our 32 existing reforms the Labor Government has made we’ve found enough common ground to support more ambitious reforms.
For more information about the Tax Forum you can watch Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer Wayne Swan’s opening address here or visit www.futuretax.gov.au .
What do you want to ask the National President candidates?
Every three years Party members have the responsibility to elect the National President and two Vice-Presidents who serve on a rotational basis. The new incoming executive take office at the triennial National Conference in December 2011.
So that you can get a clear understanding on where all the candidates stand on issues that matter to you submit your questions to the Labor Party ThinkTank. Vote for other members questions that you want to hear a response to and the top questions will be answered by the six candidates via a video that will be sent straight to you.
To submit a question you will need to sign up to the LaborConnect community, you can sign up here. This will also enable you to be involved with the Labor Party online and be a part of a thriving community in constant conversation with your Government.
Who are the candidates?
When can I vote?
Monday 17 October: Voting open; ballot papers and candidate statements issued by post to eligible Party members.
Friday 18 November: Voting closes; last day for ballot papers to be received by the National Returning Officer.
Friday 2 December: The National President takes office at the start of the 2011 ALP National Conference.
Treasurers’ Economic Note
Each week Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer Wayne Swan sends out an Economic Note to keep you up to date with the most recent economic news and informed about what lies ahead for Australia.
This week Treasurer Wayne Swan writes about the personal benefits that everyday Australians receive from tax reform and outlines the increased payments that pensioners, working mothers, construction workers and many others receive due to reforms by the Gillard Government. He speaks of the tax forum held this week and how it will let everybody have their say about future priorities and directions for reform. He discusses the core Labor value of creating opportunities for more Australians and much more. Read the Economic Note here.
Agenda In Focus
Labor is helping families with the cost of living.
We delivered the Education Tax Refund – providing up to $794 a year for eligible parents of secondary students, for education expenses like uniforms, textbooks and trade tools.
We increased the Child Care Rebate – to 50 percent of out-of-pocket child care expenses, providing families up to $7,500 per child per year.
We brought in Paid Parental Leave – eligible working parents paid up to 18 weeks at minimum wage.
And we increased the pension – since September 2009, Labor’s pension reforms have delivered extra payments worth around $148 per fortnight for singles and $146 per fortnight for couples combined.
Labor’s carbon price plan also helps with living costs – 9 in 10 households to get tax cuts, pension or payment rises to help with living costs when carbon prices come in.
And we reject the Liberal Party “direct action” plan, which would cost $1,300 a household with no compensation or assistance for those in need.
The last Liberal Government was the highest taxing in history, and did nothing for families struggling with bills.
Only Labor cares about the cost of living. And only Labor has delivered in reducing living costs for Australian workers, families and retirees.
Read More Here
National Conference 2011
Registration for National Conference is now open. Party members wishing to attend the 46th ALP National Conference can register online here.
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While Not As Popular As The NRL Grand Final, Tax Is Important Too
Wayne Swan posted Wednesday, 5 October 2011
I’m guessing the telecast of the Tax Forum probably won’t rival the weekend’s footy finals for viewers. But tax reform probably has a much bigger bearing on your life than you may first realise.
EHealth Privacy Legislation
Nicola Roxon posted Thursday, 4 October 2011
Imagine finding out that your personal medical records, complete with medications for sensitive personal conditions, had been found at the local tip or in the rubbish behind a hospital or GP clinic.
The Psychology Of Tax Reform
Andrew Leigh posted Tuesday, 4 October 2011
In his book The Political Brain, psychologist Drew Westen argues that the marketplace that matters most in politics isn’t the marketplace of ideas, it’s the marketplace of emotions.
Making mums proud
Nick Champion posted Friday, 7 October 2011
Last week I was approached by a Scottish lady during one of my regular shopping centre visits. She and I got to talking about politics and the conversation turned to her two adult sons.
Australian Nobel Peace Prize Winner Congratulated
Julia Gillard & Kim Carr posted Wednesday, 5 October 2011
The Government is delighted to congratulate Professor Brian Schmidt of the Australian National University for winning the 2011 Nobel Prize for Physics, shared with his two fellow laureates, Americans Saul Perlmutter and Adam Riess.
NBN Stage Two Roll Out Commences At Kingston Beach
Julia Gillard posted Tuesday, 4 October 2011
Prime Minister Julia Gillard today launched the Stage Two roll out of the NBN at Kingston Beach in Tasmania. The NBN will deliver speeds of up to 100 Megabits per second to the 950 houses at Kingston Beach within 12 months.
Jobs And Employment Growth A Key Priority For The G20 Wayne Swan posted Thursday, 4 October 2011
The Australian Government is seeking to strengthen international employment and social policies to deliver jobs rich growth and decent work outcomes as countries emerge from the global economic crisis.
100,000 Families Apply For Parental Leave
Jenny Macklin posted Sunday, 2 October 2011
The Australian Government’s historic Paid Parental Leave scheme has reached a major milestone with 100,000 parents applying for the payment since applications opened on 1 October last year.
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