Federal election live updates: Prime Minister Scott Morrison has launched the Liberal Party campaign in Brisbane

He’s got to the end of a very long section of his speech (which I’ll include in full below) and has thanked the audience for their patience, saying “as you can see, I’ve got a big plan”.

“I’m going for a second term because I’m just warming up,” he says to a big round of cheers and applause.

This is the section before that comment – in case you don’t want to read the whole thing it canvasses the Coalition’s small business plans, regional and city infrastructure projects like the Western Sydney international airport and energy projects like Snowy Hydro 2.0.

“We have a plan also to back Australia’s 3.6 million small businesses and create another 400,000 small and family businesses over the next five years, 100,000 by the way, we created just last year. We’ve got the small business tax rate from 30% to 25%, the lowest small business tax rate in 50 years.We are offering new tax incentives or small business to invest in skills, and digital technology and to improve the energy efficiency, to get their costs down and we’ve expanded the instant asset write-off through Our plan to invest in infrastructure and skills development, up skill our workforce and meet the demands of a growing economy, plan to open the pathways for young people into jobs, with 220,000 apprentices currently in trade training right now, the highest number since records began in 1963.

“There is an additional $3.7 billion to support 800,000 new training positions. We believe in training Australians. With more low and the free places under Jobtrainer also, places created in areas of skills needs. We are delivering the big infrastructure projects across the country as the deputy prime minister knows. Well done, Barnaby… Nationbuilding projects. The Melbourne to Brisbane inland rail. The Beveridge interstate terminal where I was, opposed by Labor. The Western Sydney International Airport. I didn’t talk about it, I started building it. Upgrading the Bruce Highway here in Queensland. Working with the West Australian state government to build Metronet in Western Australia. I want to pay tribute to the Deputy Prime Minister and his predecessor Michael McCormick for the work done before him. I know Barnaby would join me in doing that but particularly I want to pay credit to Barnaby for this, his advocacy on behalf of regional Australia. undertaking transformational investments in regional powerhouses to unlock the wealth of the regions because, as Barnaby says, if you want to stuff on the boat coming in, you’ve got to put stuff on the boat going back out.

“We are unlocking the Hunter and the Pilbara and the Northern Territory and the region known as the Middle Arm, unlocking the wealth of central and north Queensland in the great state of Queensland. We are investing $7.4 billion in more dams, alongside our record $120 billion infrastructure pipeline.Affordable, reliable energy with lower emissions is also part of our economic plan.Affordable, reliable energy that Australian businesses need to power ahead.We can do that at the same time as reducing emissions to achieve our net zero target by 2050 .We can do it while reducing household electricity bills, which are lower by 10% since I became Prime Minister.Our approach is based on reducing emissions onto core principles.The first one is that it is technology, not taxes.That is what solves This. Not just here but across our region, across the world. We can’t just address it here in Australia and we want Australia to be part of the economic opportunity that comes with addressing thos and issues with greater technology, which will be of great economic value to Australia. But secondly, we will not leave regional Australia behind or make them pay for these commitments. We are building major new clean energy investments to provide affordable and reliable energy.

“Down in Tassie, the battery of the nation and New South Wales. Snowy 2.0, thank you, Angus Taylor, and investments in Gladstone and Townsville in Queensland as well as Darwin, in Plbara, Kwinana, Bonython, Bell Bay and a hunter. The collaboration to achieve that is transforming our economy. We are implementing our plan to secure sovereign manufacturing capability. We are making things here and we are making great things and we have a plan to ensure Australia keeps doing that and be the first place in the Southern Hemisphere to manufacture mRNA vaccines down in Victoria, bringing universities and businesses together through our trailblazing university program, incentivising collaboration and rewarding researchers for their commercial success and today I’m pleased to announce that the final two of our six trailblazing universities will be right here in Queensland with a strong footprint in regional Queensland, University of Queensland will lead our food and beverage manufacturing trailb lazer in partnership with QUT and the University of Southern Queensland, and investment from the Commonwealth has attracted a further $110 million in coinvestment towards developing new agri-food technology.

“This is how you grow an economy, expected to create 1,700 new skill jobs by 2035 and the University of Southern Queensland will leave its own regionally headed trailblazer in Toowoomba. There we go. Geared towards building Australia’s sovereign space capability, partnering with the University of South Australia and the Australian National University, USQ will accelerate Lodge technologies and build jobs ready skills from STEM to space.They are creating partnerships generating an estimated 7,400 jobs and attracting more than $1 billion in coinvestment.”

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