My questions to the Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business Senator Michaelia Cash.

Can the Minister please update the Senate on how the Morrison Government is continuing to build a stronger Australia by supporting Australians to undertake an apprenticeship and developing Australia’s skilled workforce through its $74 billion JobMaker plan? Can the Minister outline to the Senate how the Government’s early action through the Supporting Apprentices and Trainees Wage Subsidy supported small businesses to keep apprentices on the tools, and supported small businesses with their cash flow through the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic?

How will the Government’s record skills investment support labour market recovery and help Australians find secure work as we emerge from COVID-19?