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Federal election live updates: Prime Minister Scott Morrison kicks off Liberal Party campaign in Brisbane

He came to the end of a very long section of his speech (which I’ll include in full below) and thanked the audience for their patience, saying “as you can see I have a big plan “.

“I’m going for a second term because I’m just warming up,” he said to a great round of cheers and applause.

This is the section before this comment – in case you don’t want to read the whole thing, it looks at the Coalition’s small business plans, regional and city infrastructure projects like Western Sydney International Airport and energy projects like Snowy Hydro 2.0.

“We also have a plan to support Australia’s 3.6 million small businesses and create another 400,000 small businesses and family businesses over the next five years, 100,000 by the way we created last year. We have the small business tax rate from 30% to 25%, the lowest small business tax rate in 50 years We are providing new tax incentives for small businesses to invest in skills and digital technology and to improve energy efficiency, to reduce their costs and we have extended the snapshot of asset write-offs through our infrastructure investment plan and skills development, upskilling our workforce and meeting the demands of a growing economy, the plan to open up pathways to employment for young people, with 220,000 apprentices currently in training p professional, the highest number since records began in 1963.

“There is an additional $3.7 billion to support 800,000 new training positions. We believe in training Australians. With more low and free places under Jobtrainer also, places created in areas of skill need. The Deputy Prime Minister knows that. Well done, Barnaby… Nation building projects. The Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Railway. The Beveridge Interstate Terminal where I was, opposed by Labor Western Sydney International Airport I haven’t talked about it, I’ve started building it Improving the Bruce Highway here in Queensland Working with the Western Australian State Government to build Metronet in Australia -Western. I want to pay tribute to the Deputy Prime Minister and his predecessor Michael McCormick for the work done before him. I know Barnaby would join me in doing this, but I especially want to pay tribute to Barna by for this, his advocacy on behalf of regional Australia. In this budget and in our plan, we are undertaking transformational investments in regional power plants to unlock the wealth of the regions because, as Barnaby says, if you want to put stuff on the boat that’s coming in, you have to put stuff on the returning ship.

“We are unlocking the Hunter and the Pilbara and the Northern Territory and the region known as the Middle Arm, unlocking the wealth of central and northern Queensland in the great state of Queensland. We are investing $7.4 billion in more dams, alongside our record $120 billion infrastructure pipeline Affordable and reliable energy with reduced emissions is also part of our economic plan Affordable and reliable energy that Australian businesses need to go from We can do this at the same time as reducing emissions to reach our net zero goal by 2050. We can do this while reducing household electricity bills, which have fallen by 10% since I’m Prime Minister Our approach is based on reducing emissions according to fundamental principles The first is that it’s technology, not taxes That’s what solves Not only here, but in our region, around the world. We cannot just solve it here in Australia and we want Australia to be part of the economic opportunity that comes with solving these problems. e matters with greater technology, which will be of great economic value to Australia. But secondly, we will not abandon regional Australia or make them pay for these commitments. We are building major new clean energy investments to provide affordable and reliable energy.

“Down in Tassie, the battery of the nation and New South Wales. Snowy 2.0, thank you, Angus Taylor, and investments in Gladstone and Townsville in Queensland as well as Darwin, Plbara, Kwinana, Bonython , Bell Bay and a hunter. Working together to achieve this is transforming our economy. We are implementing our plan to ensure sovereign manufacturing capability. We are doing things here and we are doing great things and we have a plan to ensure that Australia continues to do so and be the first place in the Southern Hemisphere to manufacture mRNA vaccines in Victoria, bringing universities and companies together through our pioneering academic program, encouraging collaboration and rewarding researchers for their commercial success and today i am happy to announce that the last two of our six pioneer universities will be right here in Queensland with a strong footprint in the Qu region. eensland, the University of Queensland will lead our b lazer food and beverage manufacturing track in partnership with QUT and the University of Southern Queensland, and Commonwealth investment has attracted an additional $110 million in co-investment to develop new agri-food technologies.

“This is how you grow an economy, which is expected to create 1,700 new skilled jobs by 2035 and the University of Southern Queensland will leave its own trailblazer with regional headquarters in Toowoomba. Let’s go. Oriented towards building Australia’s sovereign space capability, in partnership with the University of South Australia and the Australian National University, USQ will accelerate Lodge technologies and develop ready-to-use skills, from STEM to space, creating partnerships generating approximately 7,400 jobs and attracting more than $1 billion in co-investment.

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