Have a look at our video for more of their thoughts and insights but here’s a few comments:
Kathy Childs, Managing Director, Corporate Keys:
“They mentioned a bit about the Tafe and free Tafe placements, (I am) interested to find out whether or not that applies to the tourism and hospitality sector. Previously, it hasn't been one of the critical sectors listed for that, but that would be a great advantage in the basis that it's very, very short in the hospitality sector of skilled workers.
“It's a terrible problem. We need people to be encouraged to look at the hospitality sector in terms of a long-term career choice and having some free placements may assist with that as well.”
Rick Campbell, CEO of Campbell & Partners Consulting: “Pressures such as inflation are building for business, despite Federal Government efforts to bolster the economy. Certainly, from our business within the Australian marketplace, the greater challenges that we have relative to inflationary pressures definitely play a part in the business world in which we operate, as do supply chain issues.
“And unfortunately, I think by and large supply chain is something that falls outside of the purview of the government because so much of what we provide is shipping from other countries.”
Also popular was the big focus on renewable energy and the transition away from fossil fuels as well as a scaled back version of the instant asset write off.