Economic plan in Queensland
added on to the cost of constructing of new homes, hospitals and government buildings.
This is despite a full Royal Commission and a Federal Court judge criticising the CFMEU for thinking they are “above the law”.
These illegal strikes hit the pocket of every Queenslander.
Strikes put business investment under a cloud and risk the jobs of thousands, particularly in the construction industry.
This Premier promised to work with union leaders to resolve industrial disputes – that clearly hasn’t happened so yet another broken promise from Labor. RECENT ABS figures show 94,500 net new jobs created under the Palaszczuk Government’s economic plan, including three State budgets I have delivered.
In just over two years, initiatives in our economic plan have lifted growth and investment to generate jobs as we promised at the last State election.
Yet, right on cue, LNP Shadow Treasurer Scott Emerson chimes in with his trademark negativity and tries to change the subject to talk about wages growth.
Yet even Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison effectively admits his own policies haven’t worked when he said this week: “It has been some time since Australians have received a decent pay rise.”
Mr Emerson’s supposed concern about earnings wasn’t evident in 2012 when the LNP’s first State budget delivered by his own leader Tim Nicholls reduced earnings to zero for 14,000 Queenslanders.
He also complains about the 3.5% annual indexation of fees and charges, yet fails to declare it was Tim Nicholls who set the policy when he was Campbell Newman’s right-hand man.
Labor maintained the revenue settings of the LNP in this, our first term.
I have said if we are re-elected we will adopt a system of CPI indexation from 2019-20.
Mr Emerson complains about the current 6.3% trend unemployment rate but fails to say it was 6.6% when the LNP left office and hit 6.7% for four months in late 2014.
That’s despite the LNP inheriting a rate of 5.5% in 2012 and promising to take it to 4% over six years – a promise Tim Nicholls just abandoned because he was simply too lazy to try. THIRD-generation netballer Keely McConnell was awarded the Capricorn Academy Shield at the Capricorn region presentation dinner.
The 15-year-old’s success spread throughout the region and continued online, with plenty of congratulations from our Facebook readers.
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