Our vision for Australia

A nation where every Australian has the opportunity to realise their full potential.

All Australians have access to rewarding, meaningful and fulfilling jobs with a sense of purpose that allow them to get ahead.

Access to world-class education and skills development, and a universal high-quality health system.

A strong and growing economy that delivers full employment, rising living standards, and enduring prosperity for the benefit of all Australians.

An inclusive, fair and cohesive society with a strong safety net for the most vulnerable.

Our goals for Australia

A nation with high and growing income per person.

An economy with greater productivity so the benefits can be shared through lower prices, higher wages, better shareholder returns, and higher profits.

A competitive, modern and fair tax system that encourages domestic and international investment.

An energy superpower with reliable, affordable and secure power at home while maximising export opportunities.

Well-planned, liveable and affordable cities and regions with access to quality infrastructure

Business is vital for a strong Australia

Business contribution to Australia

  • Employs 10 million of the 12 million Australians who work – 5 out of every 6 jobs
  • Contributes about 80 per cent of Australia’s final economic output
  • Pays over $80 billion a year in company tax
  • Activity between small, medium & large business is around $500 billion a year
  • Responsible for Australia’s export income
  • Almost 6 million everyday Australians own shares in Australian companies
  • Around $400 billion in everyday Australians’ superannuation investments are in Australian listed companies

 

Population

525,000

Unemployment rate (%)

6.6

Employment

248,000

Employment Growth (%)

0.5

Gross State Product ($bn)

29

Gross State Product Growth (2016-17)

4.0

 

Population

1,728,000

Unemployment rate (%)

5.6

Employment

844,000

Employment Growth (%)

2.8

Gross State Product ($bn)

103

Gross State Product Growth (2016-17)

2.2

 

Population

247,000

Unemployment rate (%)

4.0

Employment

139,000

Employment Growth (%)

0.5

Gross State Product ($bn)

26

Gross State Product Growth (2016-17)

4.0

 

Population

4,965,000

Unemployment rate (%)

6.2

Employment

2,471,000

Employment Growth (%)

2.7

Gross State Product ($bn)

327

Gross State Product Growth (2016-17)

1.8



 

Population

6,386,000

Unemployment rate (%)

5.1

Employment

3,274,000

Employment Growth (%)

2.2

Gross State Product ($bn)

407

Gross State Product Growth (2016-17)

3.3

 

Population

2,585,000

Unemployment rate (%)

6.4

Employment

1,340,000

Employment Growth (%)

1.5

Gross State Product ($bn)

248

Gross State Product Growth (2016-17)

-2.7

 

Population

416,000

Unemployment rate (%)

3.7

Employment

227,000

Employment Growth (%)

2.2

Gross State Product ($bn)

38

Gross State Product Growth (2016-17)

4.6

 

Population

7,915,000

Unemployment rate (%)

4.9

Employment

3,991,000

Employment Growth (%)

3.2

Gross State Product ($bn)

577

Gross State Product Growth (2016-17)

2.9