The Jobs and Skills Summit brought Australians together to work constructively on the challenges and opportunities facing the Australian labour market and economy. As a result of the consensus reached at the summit, immediate actions will be taken to build a bigger, better trained, and more productive workforce – to help deliver secure jobs with growing wages, boost incomes and living standards and create more opportunities for more Australians. The summit has also laid out priorities for further work and future action.
Key to these outcomes are the objectives of full employment and growing productivity for the benefit of all Australians – they are at the centre of the Australian government’s economic agenda. This also means embedding women’s economic participation and equality as a key economic imperative. The government will work towards reducing barriers to employment and advancement so that all Australians benefit from a strong economy.