Treasurer Jim Chalmers says that following this week’s jobs summit, the government wants to release a statement of priorities covering areas for immediate action this year.
During his opening remarks to attendees, he stressed that the summit is being held at a “critical juncture” for the economy with stagnant wages, unworkable migration settings, and flatlining living standards.
The Labor frontbencher added that there may be some “tense moments” over the next few days. But issues that require further work will be subject to a white paper process or subsequent budgets.
“Let’s remember why we are here, and who we are here for,” he said.
“Each of us walked in this morning with different backgrounds, different opinions, and some different objectives – but with a bigger…