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Media statement from Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash

19 December 2017

I am honoured the Prime Minster has today appointed me to the new portfolio of Minister for Jobs and Innovation.

All of the Turnbull Government’s policies are underpinned by our commitment to strengthen economic growth and create more jobs for all Australians. We are not just talking about it, we are delivering.

Since the Coalition Government was elected to office in September 2013 the economy has created 918,700 jobs.

Jobs growth is now running at twice the rate of population growth. More than a thousand jobs have been created every day this year and more than 360,000 jobs so far in 2017 the strongest year-to-date result in job creation in 40 years.

Today, a record number of people are in work, and more Australians have the confidence to be out looking for work.

My new role will provide for an even greater focus on fostering innovative new ideas and industries which will further strengthen our economy and create the jobs of the future.

Australia has never been short of great ideas and I am incredibly confident about the future of Australian industry.

Together with the Prime Minister and the Government’s economic team I look forward to continuing to deliver policies that will drive jobs and growth for the future success of all Australians.

Media contact: Minister Cash’s office 02 6277 7320