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One million jobs: ready, willing and able
Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) will today release its framework to create over one million jobs and reinvigorate the national economy through a range of practical projects that help modernise industries, re-skill our workforce and reduce household energy bills.
The Million Jobs Plan is being launched today by Mike Cannon-Brookes, Co-CEO and co-founder of Atlassian, Kevin McCann AO, former Chair of Macquarie Bank and Origin Energy, Deanne Stewart, CEO, First State Super and Christiana Figueres – Architect of The Paris Climate Agreement.
Australia needs the best solutions to unlock productivity and growth, and BZE is bringing together leaders in investment, business and industry to get those ideas scoped and built,” said Eytan Lenko, Chair of BZE.
“Only last week, the ABS reported 835,000 job losses since March. We need urgent action to work alongside Governments to restore our economy. The Million Jobs Plan provides a framework to enable projects that are practical, bankable and create jobs.”
The Million Jobs Plan maps out a bold job creation framework through:
“We want industry, communities and investors to build on this framework to generate the best ideas and work with key partners and private capital to assist Governments where possible to rebuild our economy,” Mr Lenko said.
“No one thought 2020 would turn out the way it has. We now have a unique opportunity to seize this moment, to re-tool, re-skill, and rebuild our battered economy to set us up for future generations.
“There is no doubt that The Million Jobs Plan is bold but importantly, it’s also doable. This Plan shows the way to a green (and gold!) economic recovery that will set us up for decades to come,” said Mr Cannon-Brookes.
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