CANBERRA, May 10 (Xinhua) -- The Australian government has announced billions of dollars in funding for infrastructure projects to create jobs in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
McCormack said the package was the "centerpiece" of the government's economic recovery plan.
"More money for infrastructure means more jobs, more local procurement and a better future for businesses across the country," he said in a statement on Monday.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg previously said that the budget would focus on driving Australia's unemployment rate below five percent.
The official unemployment rate was 5.6 percent in March.