A stronger economy and more jobs is a key part of the Liberal Plan for Tasmania.

Today, the Morrison Government has pledged to create 1.3 million more jobs over the next five years across the country as part of its plan for a stronger economy and a stronger future.

In Tasmania, that means creating around an additional 26,000 jobs.

Senator for Tasmania Jonno Duniam said that the unemployment rate in Tasmania has dropped from 8 per cent in September 2013 to 3.9 per cent today.

“Under the Morrison Government, working in close partnership with the Tasmanian Liberal Government, our unemployment rate has already fallen to 3.9 per cent.

“But we want to drive it even lower.

“Creating an additional 26,000 jobs will keep the unemployment rate low and the Tasmanian economy strong. A strong economy means a stronger future for Tasmanians.

“Our plan to create more jobs is based on tax relief for workers and small businesses, investing in skills and trades and supporting regional communities like Bass.

“Labor has no plan for Tasmania.

“Yesterday, the Opposition Leader didn’t even know what our current unemployment rate is.

“Given the chance all Labor will do is jack up taxes, do a deal with the Greens and shut down industries just like they did last time they were in government.”