GEORGE HUA TO DELIVER ROAD SAFETY UPGRADES IN HOTHAM

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MR GEORGE HUA
LIBERAL PARTY CANDIDATE FOR HOTHAM

Liberal Party candidate for Hotham, George Hua, has announced that a re-elected Turnbull Liberal Government will deliver road safety upgrades with an investment of $1.19 million to improve safety in Springvale and Murrumbeena.

“I have long been committed to fighting for and delivering funding to improve safety on local roads,” Mr Hua said.

“These particular locations will be recognised by locals as sites where accidents have occurred in the past or through their own near misses,” Mr Hua said.

The road safety projects to be carried out in Hotham are:

* Roundabout installation and safety upgrade along Lightwood Road between Springvale Road and Corrigan Road at Springvale: $727,000 to install a roundabout and splitter islands at T-intersections;

* Roundabout installation and safety upgrade along Ellen Street between Villa Road and Bournemouth Avenue at Springvale: $353,000 to install a roundabout and splitter islands at T-intersections;

* Intersection upgrade at Kangaroo Road and Second Avenue at Murrumbeena: $115,000 to install splitter islands at Second Avenue to limit movement to left in and left out only and modify the existing splitter island at Ardyne Street to prohibit the through movement from Second Avenue.

George said the funding would be directed toward roads and intersections that had been identified as dangerous.

“The Turnbull Liberal Government has committed $500 million to the Black Spot Programme from 2014-15 to 2018-19, including an additional $200 million over two years from 2015-16 to improve road safety and infrastructure across the country,” Mr Hua said.

“We have also provided record funding for the Roads to Recovery Programme to support local councils to upgrade and maintain the local road network.”

“I look forward to seeing these upgrades carried out and will also be fighting for additional funding to support further upgrades for our local roads,” Mr Hua said.

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Coalition Campaign Headquarters: T: (02) 6110 1615 E: coalitionmedia@chq.liberal.org.au

 

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DELIVERING SAFER STREETS IN MELBOURNE’S SOUTH EAST CRIME HOT SPOTS

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MR GEORGE HUA
LIBERAL PARTY CANDIDATE FOR HOTHAM

THE HON MICHAEL KEENAN MP
MINISTER FOR JUSTICE & MINISTER ASSISTING THE PRIME MINISTER FOR COUNTER TERRORISM

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan Keenanwas in Melbourne’s South East this morning and announced the Coalition had delivered $1.3 million of community safety projects as part of Round Two of the Safer Street Programme for Victorian suburbs.

In a region where Melbourne’s violent gang culture is at an all-time high, Minister Keenan today announced the Coalition’s $870,000 investment to fund closed-circuit television (CCTV) in the City of Greater Dandenong and Frankston City Council, and security upgrades in the City of Casey.

The Coalition’s Safer Streets Programme supports communities at the grass roots to help address crime and anti-social behaviour, and boost crime prevention initiatives to keep our streets safe.

Safer StreetMr Keenan joined Liberal Candidate for Hotham George Hua in Springvale to announce Greater Dandenong City Council will receive $496,345 for the installation of 29 closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in the Springvale Shopping precinct.

He also did a site tour of Hampton Park Community Square with Liberal Candidate for Holt James Mathias where he announced Casey City Council had received $208,100 to improve security infrastructure at Hampton Park Community Square, including new lighting, safer paths, better fencing and the installation of new safety bollards.

Earlier today Mr Keenan joined Liberal Candidate for Dunkley Chris Crewther to announce Frankston City Council had received $166,150 for the installation of four CCTV cameras at the Frankston Foreshore and another at Belvedere Shopping Precinct.

Yesterday Mr Keenan was also in Melbourne’s north with candidate for Jagajaga David Mulholland announcing more than $440,000 for a community safety project in the Bell Street Mall, Heidelberg West.Safer Street Details

Mr Keenan said the funding is drawn from the Proceeds of Crime Account – that is money taken from criminals and reinvested into prevention of further crime.

“Only safe communities can be strong and prosperous, and the best way to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour is to prevent it from happening,” Mr Keenan said.

“The Coalition will continue to reinvest money confiscated from criminals and put them towards projects that make our streets and communities safer.”

In the first funding round, the Safer Streets Programme provided $19.5 million for specific projects for the installation of CCTV and lighting. This is the second round of funding which will be delivered in two streams.

The first stream will fund community safety infrastructure such as CCTV and lighting. CCTV is an effective crime prevention measure that provides significant deterrence to anti-social behaviour and is a valuable investigative tool. The second stream will deliver crime prevention initiatives by supporting the vital work of PCYC and Blue Light organisations.

Further information on the Safer Streets Programme is available at www.ag.gov.au

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Media contacts: Emily Broadbent M: 0400 390 008 / Shannen Wilkinson M: 0476 820 816

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SOUTH EASTERN MELBOURNE TO RECEIVE $5.6 MILLION FOR LOCAL ICE REHAB SERVICES

MR GEORGE HUA
LIBERAL PARTY CANDIDATE FOR HOTHAM

THE HON SUSSAN LEY MP
FEDERAL MINISTER FOR HEALTH AND AGED CARE

7 June 2016

South Eastern Melbourne will receive $5.6 million for local drug and alcohol rehabilitation services as part of the Government’s plan to combat the scourge of ice in communities across the country.

The funding will help to reduce demand for ice and reduce addict-based crime by supporting local rehabilitation services to help get addicts off ice and out of the drug market.George Hua and Sussan Ley

Liberal Candidate for Hotham, George Hua today welcomed the new funding at Stepping Up in Frankston, which will help to combat the devastating impact that ice is having across the region.

“Ice is ruining lives, destroying communities and does not discriminate.

“This money will provide much needed services to people in our region that are grappling with ice addiction and substance misuse.

“I have spoken to countless families across our community who are dealing with the fallout of this insidious drug, many of whom are concerned about a lack of available treatment and rehab services,” George said.

While treatment delivery is traditionally the responsibility of state governments, the Federal Coalition Government has recognised the urgency of this situation and acted.

The funding for local services is part of the Coalition Government’s response to the National Ice Taskforce report, which was handed down in December last year. The South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network will be responsible for commissioning services with the funding, which will flow from July 1.

Minister for Health, Sussan Ley made the announcement today, together with George Hua, and said it was clear that we cannot simply “arrest our way out of this problem”.

“Police everywhere are doing a great job and making record numbers of busts,” Minister Ley said.

IMG_6323“Police and the National Ice Taskforce have recommended we also focus on reducing demand.

“If we want to break the drug dealer’s business model, we have to smash the demand for their terrible product and this funding will help to do just that.”

In addition to funding for rehabilitation services, local volunteer groups will soon be able to access grants from the Federal Government to deliver local education and prevention programmes across the community.
The Turnbull Liberal Team is also providing support to more than 1,200 community sporting clubs to deliver prevention messages about ice with a focus on regional Australia.

These programmes are part of the Turnbull Liberal Team’s comprehensive $300 million plan to tackle ice across Australia.

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Media Contact: Steve Block – 0428 213 264 (Ley)

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Prime Minister calls double dissolution election for July 2

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PRIME MINISTER:

Good afternoon. On a very non-political note happy Mother’s Day to all Australia’s mothers. We love you all so much. Your love has made us what we are. Happy Mother’s Day.

Now, I have returned from visiting the Governor-General as you have observed. The Governor-General has accepted my advice to dissolve both houses of Parliament effective tomorrow morning, and call an election for both Houses, a double dissolution on 2 July.

At this election Australians will have a very clear choice; to keep the course, maintain the commitment to our national economic plan for growth and jobs, or go back to Labor, with its higher taxing, higher spending, debt and deficit agenda, which will stop our nation’s transition to the new economy dead in its tracks.

We live in a time of remarkable opportunity. We live in an era when the scale and pace of economic change is unprecedented through all of human history. The opportunities for Australia have never been greater. There are many challenges. But if we embrace this future with confidence and with optimism, with self-belief and a clear plan, then we will succeed as we have never succeeded before.

Our economic plan for jobs and growth is as clear as it is critical – to support this transition to the new economy of the 21st century.

It is the most exciting time to be an Australian. These are exciting times. But we must embark on these times, embrace these opportunities, meet these challenges, with a plan and we have laid out a clear economic plan to enable us to succeed.

We have set up an Innovation and Science Agenda which will ensure that right across our nation we are more innovative in business, in academia, in government, ensuring that we are able in these times of rapid change to meet them with the agility and the ingenuity and the imagination that makes for success.

We are ensuring through our Innovation and Science Agenda that our children have the skills of the 21st century, and that our researchers and scientists, the best in the world, are collaborating with Australian business and industry so that we see more of the fruits of their work in Australian jobs and Australian enterprise.

We have laid out a Defence Industry Investment Plan which will equip our armed forces with the capabilities they need to keep us safe in this century. And we will develop and build those capabilities so far as we can right here in Australia.

Every dollar we can spend in Australia we will. And we will do so by investing in Australian advanced manufacturing, in Australian technology, in Australian science, in Australian industry creating thousands of high-tech jobs right across our nation.

And we live in a region that has seen the most remarkable growth. Little more than a generation ago, China was an impoverished nation barely part of the global economy. It is now the world’s largest or on some measures the second largest economy. That is just part of the changes we have witnessed.

In a few years more than half of the world’s middle class will be living in Asia. The opportunities for Australia are enormous. But we have to have the means to seize them. And we have established export trade deals right across the region with Korea, Japan, and with China itself.

With the Trans Pacific Partnership and only a few days ago enhancing our Free Trade Agreement and military cooperation with the Republic of Singapore.

That is providing jobs and economic growth right across Australia in services, in tourism and education, in agriculture, right across the board, opening those markets has created enormous opportunities for jobs and growth.

A vital part of our plan is to ensure that young Australians get into employment, that young Australians, particularly who struggle with getting started in a job, develop the employability that will set them up for life. And we have set out, as you have seen in our budget, a youth employment plan that will help more than 100,000 young Australians into jobs with the PaTH program preparing them to work as interns to get that experience, to get into employment.

Our tax system is a key part of our plan. It is one of the biggest influences the Federal Government has on our economy. We are reforming our tax system to make it more sustainable and fit for purpose in the 21st century.

We have established and are establishing the toughest anti-avoidance laws in the developed world. We believe in lower taxes. We do. But it is not optional to pay them.

Multinationals will have to pay their fair share in Australia. The laws we are setting in place are the world’s best.

And we are providing tax relief for Australian businesses with our enterprise tax plan, beginning with smaller businesses with a turnover of $10 million or less and then working up so that after 10 years all Australian companies will be paying 25% corporate tax rather than 30, making our tax rate more competitive, providing the incentives for investment and for jobs.

We are providing relief for middle income earners, so that people in the middle income bracket do not move into the second highest tax bracket, in the way they otherwise would. Our reforms to superannuation, which affect only the 4 per cent of highest income earners, in any negative way or adverse way, these reforms make our superannuation system fairer and more flexible. 96 per cent of Australians will either be unaffected or better off. People on low incomes, under $37,000, will have their tax offset by our new reforms on their superannuation contribution.

Women, in particular, who have been out of the workforce will be able to come back in and catch up on unused concessional contributions. And older Australians will be able to contribute past the age of 65 and self-employed people will be able to contribute in the same way as if they were employed. These are critical reforms to make our tax system fairer, more flexible and fit for purpose. Everything we are committed to, with record spending on hospitals, on health, on education and infrastructure, is fully funded. Every single one of our commitments is paid for.

Now the double dissolution that the Governor-General has agreed to is, as you know, brought about because the Senate has twice refused to pass legislation relating to the accountability of unions and employer organisations, and most critically, has twice refused to pass legislation to re-establish the Australian Building and Construction Commission. The reestablishment of that commission, in particular, which will be the consequence of us winning this election, if the Australian people so decide, that will restore the rule of law to the construction sector, which employs a million Australians. It is a vital economic reform and critical to our continued success.

Now, our national economic plan is already reaping rewards for Australians. We are seeing business confidence and growth at higher levels. Last year, the economy grew 3 per cent in real terms. Over 300,000 jobs were created, last year, the highest since 2007. And 26,000 new jobs were created in the month of March alone.

That is the record that we have established already, and we will be seeking the mandate of the Australian people to continue and complete that national economic plan, because that is the key to us achieving and realising the great opportunities of these exciting times.

During this election campaign, my opponent, Mr Shorten, will undoubtedly make very big promises, or continue to make very big promises of higher spending. And I ask Australians when they hear these promises, from him and from Labor to remember that Labor has no credible or coherent way to pay for them, other than through more debt and higher taxes. The choice cannot be clearer at this election.

We have an economic plan for growth and jobs. Every single element of it is designed, is calculated, determined, to deliver stronger economic growth and more jobs for Australians. On the other hand, our opponents are promising to increase income tax, they are opposing a tax cut for Australian businesses. They are proposing to increase capital gains tax by 50 per cent, a tax on investment.

Now, all of us know that if you want to have less of something, you increase the tax on it. That is how health organisations justify and urge governments, as we are doing, to increase the tax on tobacco. Labor clearly wants to have less investment. They are increasing by 50 per cent the tax on investment.

After three years they have learnt nothing from the failure of the Rudd- Gillard-Rudd years, in which Mr Shorten, of course was a leading player. And reports, repeating the policy failures of the Labor era in government we see one experiment after another, one failed experiment after another.

We see Labor now proposing to ban negative gearing on every single asset class except new dwellings. This will deliver a massive shock to the property market at a time, as the Reserve Bank Governor said only a few days ago, property prices are moderating. It puts at risk the investments of millions of Australians. It stands in the pathway, blocking the road to entrepreneurship.

Under Labor’s plan, not only will the tax on investment be increased by 50%, but a person who seeks to get started in business and borrows money, and has no capital other than their own, their human capital, under Labor’s plan that person will not be able to offset any losses they have against their personal income. But a wealthy person, of course, will be able to offset it against their investment income. So, Labor, claiming to speak for fairness, but in really speaking for nothing more than increasing taxes, stands in the way of Australians getting ahead.

Unlike the Labor Party, Australians know we can be trusted to keep Australia safe and secure.

The human capital. Under Labor’s plan that person will not be able to offset any losses they have against their personal income. But a wealthy person of course, would be able to offset it against their investment income. So Labor claiming to fairness, but then really speaking for nothing more than increasing taxes, stands in the way of Australians getting ahead.

Unlike the Labor Party, Australians know we can be trusted to keep Australia safe and secure. Our Defence investment plan and our re-equipment of our armed forces is making up for six years of neglect under Labor.

And we know all too well, the shocking and tragic experiment Labor conducted in Government which saw 50,000 unauthorised arrivals by sea and over a thousand drowned at sea. We will maintain our border protection policies. Australians know that we will keep our borders secure. They know that the Coalition, totally united, is committed to keeping our borders safe. And when we do so, as we have done since we returned to Government, what we do is underpin the confidence that Australians have in a Government that controls its own borders. In a Government that is able to manage an immigration system, a humanitarian program, and build towards – as we have done so successfully – the most successful multicultural society in the world.

So the question is clear; do we stay the distance with our national economic plan for jobs and growth? Or do we go back to Labor, which has no plan, only politics, only a recipe for more debt, more spending, more unfunded promises, every measure they have proposed so far, absolutely calculated to stand in the way of investment, to stand in the way of jobs.

These are exciting times for Australia. These are times for confidence, for optimism, for a clear plan and we will be seeking a mandate from the Australian people on the 2nd of July. I will be seeking a mandate from the Australian people, as the Prime Minister of this country, to carry out this plan because we know that it will lay the way, clear the way for us to have the greatest years in our history. These are times unprecedented in opportunity. There are uncertainties. There are challenges. But with a clear vision, a clear plan and confidence in Australia and its people, our greatest days surely are ahead of us.

JOURNALIST:

Prime Minister how many debates will you have with the Opposition leader and will you commit to an early debate in the campaign?

PRIME MINISTER:

We haven’t discussed debates but I look forward to having a number of them.

JOURNALIST:

Should we be disappointed with the Coalition that its taken 2 ½ years for most of you economic plan to be enunciated let alone put into place?

PRIME MINISTER:

We have set out a clear economic plan and we have laid it out. It is working. The results are there to be seen in strong economic growth. Australians understand that every plan can be judged on its results. And we have strong growth, strong job growth. But it will be put at risk if Labor’s job-destroying investment-deterring policies are allowed to become the policies of Australia.

JOURNALIST:

What is the positive effect of your centrepiece business investment, which you say Labor would want to drop?

PRIME MINISTER:

As you reduce business taxes, company taxes in this case, and of course as we reduce the tax on unincorporated businesses as well, what you do is promote and incentivise investment. The relationship[ is very clear and direct. That is why many people in politics including leading figures on the Labor Party, including the shadow treasurer, have promoted the idea of reducing company taxes. The way we are doing so is carefully calibrated to ensure that we provide the earliest benefit to smaller businesses because they have the agility, the quick decision making ability, to create new investment and jobs sooner. This is a very carefully considered plan for real growth in jobs and the economy and economic activity. There is a very direct relationship between reducing business taxes to a level that makes them more competitive in the world. Indeed, in our region. And it will pay a substantial dividend in jobs and growth.

JOURNALIST:

The central claim from Labor against you is that your economic plan takes money from families and is unfair. We’ve had almost three years of debate now

about fairness in policy. The central claim against you is your policies are unfair. How do you respond to that?

PRIME MINISTER:

Our plan, our budget, our economic plan, is fair. Not just to Australians today, but to the generations that will come after us. What Labor left us with was a mountain of debt and a trajectory of structural deficits that imposed a larger and larger burden on our children and our grandchildren. Every measure we have laid out, every single one, will deliver stronger economic growth and more jobs. Economists may debate how much growth, how many jobs. Time will tell, but every single one is pulling in that direction.

Every lever of our policy is pulling in the direction of jobs and growth. And yet you look at the Labor Party – everything they are doing, increasing the tax on investment, refusing to relieve the burden of tax on Australian businesses, despite having advocated for it in the past, imposing new taxes. Everything Labor is doing is absolutely calculated to stop our economic progress in its tracks. And that is why we are asking the Australian people for the privilege of governing this country for three more years to secure our prosperity, to secure our future. Thank you very much.

ENDS.

 

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No to Labor’s Housing Tax & No to Labor’s Investment Tax in Hotham

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The Turnbull Government has said no to Labor’s disastrous housing tax proposal and no to Labor’s massive tax increase on investment because they are bad for Australian families and bad for economic growth and jobs.

Liberal candidate for Hotham, George Hua, said that there are 8,461 hard-working Australians in Hotham using negative gearing.

“Labor wants to penalise people like these mum and dad investors who are using negative gearing to build a future for their families,” Mr Hua said.

“It is about time Bill Shorten and Labor explained to each of these 8,461 individuals in Hotham why they think building some modest wealth for their families is so bad. This is just a tax increase to fund Labor’s spending addiction.”

“In Hotham, those who are negatively gearing have an average net rental loss of $8,362. If they weren’t able to negatively gear, those on the middle income tax bracket of 32.5c would face an annual tax increase of $2,718,” Mr Hua said.

Most of these middle income earners are investing in established housing, which Labor wants to ban.

Labor wants to impose bans on negative gearing so that middle income investors will have to compete with larger numbers of wealthy investors for a much smaller pool of new housing stock, crowding them out of the opportunity they have right now.

Labor’s proposal will take up to one third of buyers out of the housing market, which will reduce the value of homes. Driving down the value of the most important asset for most Australians is not a strategy for economic growth and enhanced prosperity for the Australian community.

The Government also rejects Labor’s proposal to hit Australians with a 50 per cent increase to capital gains tax. This will punish the investment necessary for economic growth that will deliver new and better paying jobs.

Nearly two thirds of Australians who make a capital gain on their investments have a taxable income of $80,000 or less.
Now is not the time for risky and damaging proposals such as those put forward by Labor.

The Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA) has already taken action to ease risks in lending practices. The evidence is that the previous growth in housing prices has moderated and that housing affordability across Australia is improving.

The last thing our transitioning economy needs is a tax hit on hardworking Australians just trying to get ahead.
Only a Turnbull Government can be trusted to manage our economy and support Australia through this transition and to promote jobs and growth in our new economy.

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27 April 2016

Media enquiries: George Hua 0450 210 423

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Hotham wins with Turnbull Government’s $1.5 billion infrastructure plan

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Liberal candidate for Hotham, George Hua, welcomed Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s announcement of the Coalition’s $1.5 billion Victorian Transport Plan.

“The Coalition’s $1.5 billion Victorian Transport Plan is a huge win for Hotham,” Mr Hua said.

George said the Coalition’s $1.5 billion Victorian Transport Plan is focused on upgrading infrastructure to cut Melbourne’s traffic congestion crisis.

“Critically for the people of Hotham, this plan includes $500 million to upgrade the clogged Monash Freeway and $75 million to tackle local congestion hotspots,” Mr Hua said.

“Traffic congestion is a real concern to residents of Hotham. Smart investment in road and rail infrastructure across Melbourne will help our city grow and ensure local families are not stuck in traffic for hours each day,” Mr Hua said.

The Turnbull Government has also indicated that $3 billion of federal funding remains available to any Victorian government that builds the entire East West Link.

“Victorians are rightly confused and angry that Labor wasted $1.1 billion not to build the East West Link, a project that Infrastructure Australia has determined to be a high priority initiative,” Mr Hua said.

“The Turnbull Government remains committed to the East West Link, and the Coalition’s offer of $3 billion still stands should any Victorian Government decide to proceed,” Mr Hua said.

Other elements of the plan include the final upgrades of the Western Ring Road, planning work on the Melbourne Metro project and multi-million dollar road safety upgrade of regional roads to be mutually agreed between the Australian and Victorian governments.

George encourages Hotham commuters to find out more at http://transportplanforvictoria.com.au

ENDS

18 April 2016

Media enquiries: George Hua 0450 210 423

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$1.4 million boost creates 23 new aged care places in Hotham

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Liberal candidate for Hotham, George Hua, has welcomed the 23 new aged care places that have been created locally following a competitive application process conducted by the Department of Health for the 2015 Aged Care Approvals Round.

“The Turnbull Government’s $1.4 million investment in Hotham will provide more quality aged care for local families,” Mr Hua said.

“There is a strong demand for aged care in Hotham and these additional places are essential in ensuring our elderly receive the quality care they deserve,” Mr Hua said.

George speaks to elderly resident

Older Australians in Hotham will benefit from a substantial increase in funding for aged care services, with the Turnbull Government announcing over 17,000 new care places across the nation worth an estimated $910 million.

On top of these new aged care places, the Turnbull Government has also announced $67 million in capital grants to help approved providers establish new services or upgrade existing facilities.

This is the last ACAR to include home care places. From February 2017 funding will follow the consumer not the provider, allowing people to choose the care which suits their individual needs, to then direct funding to that provider.

“Australians want greater choice and control over the care they receive and the changes to home care we’ve created do exactly that,” Mr Hua said.

More information about the results of the 2015 Aged Care Approvals Round is available at www.dss.gov.au/2015ACAR

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23 March 2016

Media Enquiries: Andrew Hudgson 0404 020 896

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Embracing the jobs of the future in Hotham

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Liberal candidate for Hotham, George Hua, says the Coalition Government is working hard to prepare the community to take advantage of future changes to the economy and the workforce.

“Throughout time economies continually change and we are in a rapidly changing global environment,” Mr Hua said.

“In fact this transformation presents Australians with unprecedented opportunities and the Coalition Government is putting in place targeted policies to harness these opportunities,” Mr Hua said.

A recent Deloitte Access Economics report highlights the Government’s focus on innovation is a critical initiative for all Australians in understanding the changing nature of the workforce and ensuring Australians are equipped to take advantage of employment opportunities in the digital era.

“In recognition of the changing nature of our economy, the Coalition Government’s investment in the $1.1 billion Innovation Agenda will ensure local families can capitalise on the opportunities this transformation presents,” Mr Hua said.

“My number one priority is seeing jobs created for Hotham families. It is important for all Australians to understand possible future change, and what the opportunities for the future of work will be.”

“We can prepare our workforce now by identifying and anticipating labour force changes so that we maintain our job growth and productivity,” Mr Hua said.

Over the next four years, the government will spend $84 million to assist Australians in digital literacy and science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). This includes new money to upgrade teachers’ digital skills, educational apps and $13 million to boost the participation of girls and women in STEM.

The Government also recently announced financial support for the “Little Scientists” and “Let’s Count” training programmes that will help to inspire 350,000 pre-schoolers across the country in maths and sciences.

The Coalition Government is focused on creating jobs by building a more competitive, innovative and prosperous future for all Australians.

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22 March 2016

Media enquiries: George Hua
PO Box 5119, Clayton VIC 3168
0450 210 423
george.hua@vic.liberal.org.au
www.georgehua.com.au

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George Hua – Liberal for Hotham

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二十多岁是一个充满无限可能的岁月。谈一场花前月下的恋爱?寻找一份稳定高薪的工作?和朋友聚会谈人间八卦?你会有怎样的憧憬?

Liberal for Hotham

2007年初,21岁的George Hua华珏靓来到澳大利亚留学,在莫纳什大学学习计算机科学。7年后,他被澳大利亚第一大党自由党提名为维多利亚州议员候选人。短短一年之后,29岁的George Hua再次被澳大利亚自由党提名,成为Hotham选区联邦众议院候选人,参选澳大利亚国会。

George打破了澳大利亚华人参政的记录,他是目前最年轻、最具实力的华裔候选人,也是澳大利亚为数极少的受主流党派青睐的第一代华人国会议员候选人。

George had a chat with the Foreign Minister - Julie Bishop and the Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Small Business - Kelly O'Dwyer

George和外交部长Julie Bishop、助理财政部长兼小企业部长Kelly O’Dwyer亲切交谈

Hotham联邦选区是一个较多华人居住的选区,包括:Bentleigh East,Clarinda,Dingley Village,Heatherton,Moorabbin, Cheltenham,Murrumbeena,Hughesdale,Oakleigh,Clayton, Noble Park和Springvale。和很多Hotham的居民一样,George来到这片土地寻求优质的教育和更好的生活。

George目前在一家知名的电子交易券商担任高级软件工程师。作为一名新移民,他曾经经历过各种生活的艰辛,也因此深知创造当地就业机会的重要性。George希望通过他的个人经验来帮助Hotham的居民实现他们的梦想。

澳大利亚的国民经济持续强势增长长达25年,这让我们享受到了澳洲社会的高福利。今年随着中国经济放缓,欧洲经济陷入危机,铁矿、煤炭、石油等大宗商品价格暴跌,直接影响了我国的经济发展。加上前工党政府的大肆挥霍和工党绿党在国会参院阻挠自由党政府的开源节流方案,国家财政可谓是雪上加霜。如果要维持目前的高福利,我们必须进行改革,经济、税务以及社会福利上的改革迫在眉睫。不幸地是工党和绿党有心搞政治、无心治理国家,他们不顾国家利益,一味地反驳自由党的改革提议旨在让对手难堪。

同时,我们还需要发掘新的机遇,把经济重心从矿产业转移到金融、贸易、农业、建筑业、高科技等其他领域。现任自由党政府在短短3年任期内与中国、日本、韩国签订自由贸易协议,为澳洲商品以及服务业的出口提供了无限商机。然而我们看到工党和工会曾试图阻挠中澳自贸协议的实施,可谓逆历史潮流而行。George认为在目前的全球经济和安全形势下,澳大利亚与世界各国加强合作并建立更紧密的关系是至关重要的。George热衷于社区活动,他支持并认为多元文化是澳大利亚成功的关键。George居住在Clayton,他将继续为拥有不同文化背景的Hotham居民服务,并为整个多元文化社区带来和谐与机遇。

政治可能对您来说相当遥远,但您手中神圣的一票不仅仅决定谁来执政,它更大程度上决定了您自己的未来生活。拥有创新思维的George Hua将会是一名优秀、诚信、可靠的Hotham代表,他也希望Hotham的居民和各位华人朋友们都能够支持他。

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3 December 2015

Media enquiries: George Hua
PO Box 5119, Clayton VIC 3168
0450 210 423
george.hua@vic.liberal.org.au
www.georgehua.com.au

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