The shaky foundations of the Coalition's 'powerhouse economy'

The Coalition's pledge to create one million jobs appears impressive, but Department of Employment estimates reveal it's a conservative figure that may also be too optimistic.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s vow to create an additional one million jobs over the next five years is both unambitious and yet perhaps not conservative enough.

A new report from the Department of Employment suggests that employment growth will be weak over the next five years, falling well below the Prime Minister’s target.

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