Women and young people 'heaviest hit' by economic crisis
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg was also asked earlier about his budget's response for women and young people.
These groups were hardest hit by initial job losses caused by the coronavirus crisis.
"Women and young people are among those who have been heaviest hit by this crisis," he told reporters.
"Importantly, more than half of those who have lost their jobs have now got back to work."
Mr Frydenberg stressed the government must learn from previous recessions where too many people were forced into long-term unemployment.
"We want to move faster than that, and importantly we want to help women and young people get back to work," he said.
The government is expected to announce a wage subsidy for 700,000 under 35s tonight to help get them back to work and off income support payments.