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Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said the jobs summit had been “much more successful than we could have hoped”.
“I think it has been an extraordinary success,” he said in a speech concluding the summit.
“This summit was designed to serve everyday Australians whose courage, initiative and hard work help fuel national prosperity.
“Every presenter in every session was crystal clear about the scale of the challenges we face. No one has sought to minimize or explain the circumstances in which we find ourselves. Yet the atmosphere that has prevailed over the past two days has not been one of dejection, frustration or resignation.
“Instead, there has been a powerful sense of hope and optimism, a belief in the transformative opportunities this moment represents for our country and, above all, a determination to seize those opportunities to make change work. for everyone across our country. We owe it to each other, and we owe it to the people of Australia to carry this spirit forward.
“If we can look back and say that those conversations have helped open doors for people with disabilities, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, for veterans, for older Australians, for people who have suffered from dislocation long-term unemployment, then this summit will have more than exceeded our expectations. It will have helped change our country for the better.
Albanese, Treasurer Jim Chalmers and Finance Minister Katy Gallagher will hold a press conference shortly.