Unemployment rate falls to 5.8%

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan has today welcomed the latest Australian job figures.   “The unemployment rate plunged from 6.3 per cent to 5.8 per cent in February, as the economy added 88,700 jobs in the month,” Mr Hogan said.   “Employment increased to 13,006,900 and is now only 1800 under its pre-COVID peak…

New apprentice and trainee jobs

New job opportunities will be created for apprentices and trainees across our community with the expansion of a targeted wage subsidy program.   The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy program was fully subscribed, helping to create 100,000 apprenticeships in less than five months.   The Program will now become demand driven and expanded for a…

Safer and Stronger Australia

Australia is leading the world in fighting COVID-19 and our economy is one of the strongest globally. Last week Australia’s latest National Accounts were released and showed our recovery plan is working.   Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said our performance on both the health and the economic fronts is world-leading. “Real GDP increased…

Disaster assistance following recent storms

Disaster assistance has been made available for communities in response to severe storms which have caused widespread damage.   Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).   Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said that the community experienced major disruptions due to the heavy rainfall which caused significant…

Kevin Hogan presents Bravery Award

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today presented a Royal Humane Society of NSW Bronze Medal Bravery Award to Kevin Dowd.   Mr Hogan said these awards recognise the incredible life-saving efforts of people whose exceptional thinking and rapid responses saved lives in our community.   “During an incident at Bunnings Lismore in September 2016,…