‘Our Priorities’ Vision (WA)

Wednesday, 20 February, 2019

150,000 new jobs to be created as part of the ‘Our Priorities’ vision (WA)

An additional 150,000 Western Australian jobs will be created, as part of the 'Our Priorities: Sharing Prosperity' program announced today by Premier Mark McGowan. The Our Priorities program consists of six key outcome areas and 12 priorities, or targets. The targets set are ambitious and will require a sustained focus by the State Government. As promised at the election, the McGowan Government's targets will require collaboration across government and the wider community to achieve the outcomes expected. Each priority includes measurable targets for Ministers and senior public servants that can be transparently tracked on the program's website.

Specific targets around education have been released:

  • Improve the health and wellbeing of children in the early years: 10 per cent increase in the number of children developmentally on-track on all five Australian Early Development Census domains by 2027.
  • Increase student reading and numeracy: By 2024, 100 per cent of WA NAPLAN Year 5 and 9 reading and numeracy mean scores to improve by more than 10 scale points.
  • Increase participation in STEM: By 2024, increase the number of Year 12 students completing two or more STEM courses to 85 per cent. 

The full Press Release can be accessed at https://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2019/02/150000-new-jobs-to-be-created-as-part-of-the-Our-Priorities-vision.aspx

For more information, visit http://www.ourpriorities.wa.gov.au

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