Employment Minister Stuart Robert says although Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe praised New South Wales’ fast-tracked opening plan, it has to be accompanied by a plan.

“The Reserve Bank governor spoke about the strong rebound in the markets where there is a plan out, and there is certainty for business, most notably Victoria and New South Wales,” he told Sky News Australia.

Mr Stuart said Mr Lowe did not mention Queensland, as the state “has no plan” for when the 70 and 80 per cent full vaccination thresholds are met.

He said New South Wales and Victoria will “see a very strong rebound in jobs,” as outlined by the states’ plans, and employment will rise.

“Over the coming days, I expect to see a range of data coming from, or job-related data, coming out very positive because every time you’ve seen lockdowns move, you’ve seen employment surge,” he said.

“It’s been the history of the last 12 months; it will be the history going forward for those states and territories that have a clear plan out for their businesses.”

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