I’ll hand it over to the cashier in just a moment. As the Secretary of the Treasury has already said, the impacts felt in our economy do not lead to the conclusion in the Treasury that this could lead to an increase in unemployment, but we will deal with issues as they still represent, but what do we know is for less in a year, in less than a year, the number of people employed in this country today is higher, in fact back in February, than it was when the recession and pandemic hit this country.
We still have a long way to go, no doubt about it, but now that we are back, in a position better than when the pandemic started in terms of the number of people employed in this country, then as we said, that help, that ambulance was would be temporary and would be targeted.
It’s one thing when it comes to a government like ours to know when we need to act and stand up for it in the void for Australians and provide first aid, it’s an important thing governments need to have in response to a crisis, but our government also understands that you can’t run the Australian economy forever from taxpayer money, you also need the physical discipline of government that taxpayers can trust, to know when you need to provide that support and how your economy is growing, to support Australian business.
… You also need to know that once you step in and provide that support you can trust Australian businesses and Australian workers to rebuild this economy from the other side of the pandemic. It was up to Labor that they never stop spending, they will never stop spending, which means they never stopped taxing. That’s what we know about the Labor Party, that’s what we know about Labor Party, they can start spending, but they can never stop, which means they start taxing and never stop taxing. The cashier may want to add to that.