Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott has today welcomed news that legislation to extend the successful Jobs Action Plan until 2019 has passed Parliament.
The Jobs Action Plan is a key plank of the NSW Liberals & Nationals’ election commitment to create 150,000 jobs in the next four years.
“I’m proud to be a part of a government that is working hard to support the creation of jobs,” Mr Elliott said.
“The extension of the Jobs Action Plan will support businesses looking to expand and create more employment opportunities for people across NSW, including Norwest Business Park.
“With 20,000 jobs already located in Norwest Business Park, the Jobs Action Plan will help create more jobs in the Hills, not only boosting our local economy, but easing traffic congestion.
“The Baird Government’s Jobs Action Plan is a win-win for the Hills.”
Under the Jobs Action Plan, businesses that create a new position receive a $5,000 payroll tax rebate.Since its implementation in 2011, more than 100,000 Jobs Action Plan registrations have been received.
Mr Elliott slammed Labor for playing politics with jobs and failing to support the legislation in Parliament.
Despite Labor’s opposition, Parliament on Wednesday voted to extend the program until 2019.
“Once again the Opposition has shown that it wants to make it harder for businesses to grow and employ,” Mr Elliott said.
“Labor has again shown its true colours. Labor wants to tax business and cut jobs.”
For a decade under Labor, NSW had the lowest employment growth of any state. The NSW unemployment rate was above the national average for 40 of Labor’s last 47 months.
The Coalition government has created 188,300 jobs since April 2011 – more than any other state.
NSW’s unemployment rate has been at or below the national average for 17 consecutive months.