Nationals Member for Cowper, Luke Hartsuyker, is back in Canberra today, for the first sitting day of the Federal Parliament for 2018.
Mr Hartsuyker said it was great to be back in the nation’s capital, representing the Mid North Coast and concentrating on economic growth.
“During the coming year, I will be strongly advocating for the Mid North Coast, and along with my colleagues in Turnbull-Joyce Government we will be focussing on continuing our strong economic management.
“In 2017 we created the right environment to see over 1,100 jobs created every single day, and more than three quarters of these jobs were full-time. The creation of over 400,000 jobs in 2017 is an unprecedented record following 15 consecutive months of jobs growth—the equal best record in Australia’s history.
“The agreement achieved with regard to the Trans Pacific Partnership will give our nations exporters access into more foreign markets. More exports mean more economic opportunities and job security for people right across the country.
“To contrast, Labor starts the year in disarray, with the resignation of David Feeney from the Parliament over his citizenship status, and with citizenship question marks over the heads of many other Labor MPs. Bill Shorten has no plan for Australia’s prosperity—no plan to create jobs and no plan to generate economic growth.”