JOBS — MIGRANTS
627. Hon CHARLES SMITH to the Leader of the House
representing the Premier:
I refer to the state government's
announced target of creating 150 000 additional jobs in WA by 2023–24.
I note that the federal Treasury has stated that 72.4 per cent of all new
full-time jobs being created in Australia are being filled by recently arrived
(1) Does the state government anticipate that a similar
percentage of overseas workers will fill the 150 000 extra positions
that it plans to create?
(2) If no to (1),
can the state government provide an estimate of how many of the 150 000 new
jobs will be filled by existing Western Australian residents?
(3) In setting this jobs target, did the state
government give any consideration at all to maximising employment and
wage growth prospects for locals?
I thank the honourable for some
notice of the question.
state government anticipates that additional jobs within Western Australia will
be available to and filled by a range of job seekers.
(3) The broader
jobs target has a dedicated focus on creating opportunities for local jobs in
the regions, and encouraging strong and sustainable regional communities.