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Our Economic Recovery Plan Delivers for Sturt Households, Businesses and Industry

Our Economic Recovery Plan Delivers for Sturt Households, Businesses and Industry

Published: 07 October, 2020

MEDIA RELEASE:

James Stevens MP
Member for Sturt

Our Economic Recovery Plan Delivers for Sturt Households, Businesses and Industry

The Morrison Government’s Economic Recovery Plan for Australia will create jobs, rebuild our economy and secure Australia’s future, including in Sturt. 

Under our plan, around 790,000 taxpayers in South Australia will receive tax relief for the 2020-21 financial year, with 690,000 taxpayers to receive up to $1,080 for lower and middle income earners, and $2,160 for dual income families.

“This means more money in the pockets of local households to assist with the cost of living, but also to help generate economic activity and create jobs”, James Stevens MP, Member for Sturt said. 

The Budget announcements build on the Morrison Government’s unprecedented investment in the health and economic response to COVID-19.

By bringing the Budget back to balance for the first time in 11 years and maintaining our AAA credit rating we entered the crisis from a position of economic strength, providing us with the fiscal firepower to respond when we needed it most.

Since the onset of the pandemic, the Government has provided $257 billion in direct economic support to cushion the blow and strengthen the recovery. This includes $3.3 billion in JobKeeper payments and $1.6 billion in cash flow boost credit amounts to South Australia residents and entities.

The 2020-21 Budget commits a further $98 billion nationally including: $25 billion in direct COVID-19 response measures and $74 billion in new measures to create jobs.

“We’re supporting Sturt residents to get back to work and businesses to rebuild, grow, and create jobs”, Mr Stevens said. 

The JobMaker Hiring Credit will be payable immediately to employers who hire eligible employees. 

This Budget is investing a record amount in skills and training to make sure South Australian job seekers have the skills they need to get a job.

Mr Stevens said, “we are also further assisting first home buyers and the construction sector by extending the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme to another 10,000 places and providing an additional $1 billion of low cost finance to support the construction of affordable housing”.

The Morrison Government is investing in our sovereign manufacturing capability to ensure we have an internationally competitive and resilient manufacturing sector, and in the process create more high value jobs. 

Further, our incentives for businesses to invest in their business will create more economic activity and jobs in the South Australian community.

Tax relief for South Australian businesses includes allowing 99 per cent of businesses to deduct the full cost of depreciable assets in the year they are installed, and allowing companies with a turnover of up to $5 billion to offset losses against previous profits on which tax has been paid to generate a refund. 

“We will also simplify access to credit for households and small businesses, to support the economic recovery”, Mr Stevens said.

The Morrison Government is also delivering record infrastructure investment, expanding our record 10 year infrastructure pipeline to $110 billion, and supporting a further 40,000 jobs nationally. The Budget also includes a $2 billion investment in road safety upgrades to save lives and an additional $1 billion to support local councils to immediately upgrade local roads, footpaths and street lighting to create jobs now.

The 2020-21 Budget commits an additional $625.2 million of Government funding for land transport infrastructure projects in SA over the next decade. This includes:

  • $200.0 million for the Hahndorf Township Improvements and Access Upgrade;
  • $136.0 million for Stage 2 of the Main South Road Duplication (Aldinga to Sellicks Beach); and
  • $136.0 million for the Princes Highway Corridor - intersection improvements, overtaking lanes, pavement works, rest areas, safety and signage improvements and shoulder sealing.

Since 2013-14 the Government has committed $9.8 billion to fund land transport infrastructure projects in SA, including funding announced as part of this Budget.

Mr Stevens said the Morrison Government’s Economic Recovery Plan for Australia will create jobs, rebuild our economy and secure Australia’s future.

ENDS

Media contact: Office of James Stevens MP, Aric Pierce: aric.pierce@aph.gov.au (08) 8431 2277