The Territory Labor Government will deliver a $65 million Jobs Rescue & Recovery Plan to protect Territorians from the deep economic impacts of the coronavirus.
Our plan is all about keeping shops open, cash flowing and Territorians working.
We acted fast by delivering Australia’s first stimulus package last month – a $2 million Tourism Reliance Package to protect tourism businesses and jobs.
Now we are going further to save jobs, protect businesses and keep the Territory’s economy on the road to recovery.
The best way to protect the economy is to save local jobs, not bring in deep cuts.
This is our second package and we are actively considering more options to support local businesses in the short-term and get Territorians spending more locally.
Our plan’s number one focus is jobs – protecting existing jobs and creating new jobs. The experts have told us the best way to do that is to get money into the pockets of Territorians that can be spent in local businesses – so that’s exactly what we are doing.
The Territory Labor Government will keep doing everything it can to protect Territory jobs, but we know we can’t do it alone.
We’ve been working with industry and small business owners to develop this economic package. And we will continue to partner with the private sector and NGOs to protect Territorians as much as possible from the impacts from the coronavirus.
When times get tough, Territorians need to stick together and work together. That’s what we’ll keep doing.