Queensland languishing under the Palaszczuk Labor Government

27 Jul 2016 2:49 PM  Queensland languishing under the Palaszczuk Labor Government

Queensland’s economic performance is slipping.

 

 

Queensland battling for economic wooden spoon under Labor

Monday, 25 July 2016

 

  • CommSec State of the States Report shows Queensland is second last on economic growth, just ahead of Tasmania

  • Queensland also seventh on unemployment and last on construction work

  • Just the latest report to show Queensland languishing under the Palaszczuk Labor Government

 

Queensland’s economic performance has slipped again following the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s second budget, according to today’s CommSec State of the States Report.

 

The latest quarterly CommSec report shows Queensland is ranked last on construction work and second last on unemployment and economic growth.

 

Shadow Treasurer Scott Emerson said this was just the latest independent report to show Queensland was falling further and further behind under the do-nothing Palaszczuk Government.

 

“Instead of battling New South Wales and Victoria for top spot, we’re languishing alongside Tasmania right at the bottom in the economic state of origin,” Mr Emerson said.

 

“Today’s report shows Queensland fell further down the rankings on a range of other indicators including overall economic performance, retail spending and housing finance.”

 

Mr Emerson said it was clear Treasurer Curtis Pitt's second budget had done little to restore the confidence needed to drive growth and deliver jobs for Queenslanders.

 

“This is directly attributable to the failed policies of a Labor Government that is totally asleep at the wheel,” he said.

 

“It’s also the latest independent report to show Queensland is hurting and why Treasurer Curtis Pitt has been dubbed 'Captain Risky' over his reckless policies including massive tax hikes, raids on super and public service  expenses growth almost five times the population rate.

 

“Today’s Queensland Resources Council’s State of the Sector Report shows poor regulation is stifling confidence and the latest confidence survey from the Property Council revealed Palaszczuk-Pitt’s Labor is seen as the worst performing government in the country.

 

“Only the LNP has the experience and competence to power up the economy, generate jobs and Get Queensland Moving.”

 

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