The Million Jobs Plan

Powering jobs, wages and economic growth

Creating 1.8 million new jobs for Australians

We’re helping deliver one million new, good, secure, well-paying Australian jobs. The Million Jobs Plan rebuilds our economy after the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic and secures a strong future for all Australians.

The Million Jobs Plan shows how in just five years, renewables and low emissions projects can deliver 1.8 million new jobs in the regions and communities where these are needed most.

It identifies key sectors across our economy where strategic investment over the next five years will have the most impact and create the most jobs.


Repowering Australian manufacturing through renewable energy industrial precincts

It’s time for Australia to once again become a strong manufacturing nation.

To do so we have to tap into our abundance of low-cost renewable energy resources. Right now, Australia has an opportunity to meet growing global demand for zero-emissions products by establishing Renewable Energy Industrial Precincts.

Beyond Zero Emissions is collecting expressions of interest to demonstrate there is a strong demand for Renewable Energy Industrial Precincts in both the Gladstone and Hunter regions.

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Let's realise this once-in-a-generation opportunity

Even in the midst of this crisis, we can build the kind of country we want, for ourselves and our children. The Million Jobs Plan is the framework for how we realise it.

It shows how the right investment, from government and private industry, will create 1.8 million new jobs in the regions and communities these are needed most.

Together we can capture this opportunity to modernise our industry, grow our businesses, reskill our workforce and kickstart our economy after the shock of coronavirus.

Independent economic analysis from former Treasury economist Chris Murphy shows The Million Jobs Plan will drive recovery

Modelling of the national economic impacts of The Million Jobs Plan by one of Australia’s most eminent experts shows that it contributes to a stronger economic recovery from the COVID-19 recession.

Key findings from Murphy’s analysis:

  • The Million Jobs Plan will boost private investment by $25billion annually, or nearly 2% of GDP, and adding 1 to 2% to GDP.
  • It will increase real wages by 1% in 2022-2023 and 2% by 2035-2036 [currently wages are lower than those in 2011].
  • By the 2021 financial year, there will be an estimated 124,000 more jobs with the Plan than without the Plan.
  • The Million Jobs Plan will give a major boost to diverse business sectors and provide jobs throughout Australia – over 70% in regional areas. The plan delivers results almost immediately and its benefits persist for many years.

Read Murphy’s full analysis: National Economic Impacts of the Million Jobs Plan.

Read our: The Million Jobs Plan Summary of Economic Analysis.

The Million Jobs Plan is the framework to restore our economy

Eytan Lenko, Beyond Zero Emissions Chair

Even in the midst of this crisis, we can build the kind of country we want, for ourselves and our children.

Priority Projects

Since launching The Million Jobs Plan in June 2020, BZE has been working closely with industry, investors and communities across Australia to find and develop new bankable projects and solutions that can create the jobs we need to get our economy back into gear.

The Million Jobs Priority Projects List is a shortlist of the top ten projects, that are shovel-ready to help restore Australia’s growth for the next decade and modernise our industries.

The next stage of The Million Jobs project is to bring these shortlist projects to government, ready with the key partners and private capital needed to realise these projects, rebuild our economy and seize this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to secure Australia’s economic future.

Launch of The Million Jobs Plan

On June 29, 2020, The Million Jobs Plan was launched by these leading figures in business and industry:

  • Christiana Figueres, architect of the Paris Climate Agreement and founding partner at Global Optimism
  • Deanne Stewart, CEO at First State Super
  • Kevin McCann AO, former Chair Macquarie Group and Origin Energy
  • Mike Cannon-Brookes, renewable energy investor, co-founder and co-CEO of Atlassian

Watch the webinar launch.