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More on treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s mid-year budget, to be released today.

AAP reports that Frydenberg claims 1m jobs will be created over the next four years as a result of the Morrison government’s economic strategy.

Saving jobs and creating jobs is a top economic priority. It’s a pathway to a stronger economy, an improved budget bottom line while being fundamental to a healthy and prosperous society.

Mr Frydenberg is telling some Christmas fairytales about wages. For the last eight years wages have basically been in the toilet, they haven’t increased at all. Whenever the government says they are going to go up, they don’t go as far up as the government promises.

Business and consumer confidence is up, job ads are at the highest level in 13 years. Very strong investment coming from businesses big and small – a sign that people have confidence in our economic recovery.

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