Amy Remeikis discusses the latest unemployment figures in the Brisbane Times (13.3.15), and the responses of the government and the opposition.
‘”We know over the past three years we have seen the previous government on a slash and burn exercise, including a reduction in infrastructure spending which has had a detrimental impact across our state,” Mr Pitt said.
‘”…Our policies that we took to the election have been all very focussed on pro-jobs, pro-growth government. They are programs which are not only looking to increase the number of people who are employed, but of course having more people actually participating in our economy.”
‘Shadow treasurer John-Paul Langbroek also stayed consistent, blaming the government for the unemployment rate despite the data being complied during a time when Queensland was largely under a LNP caretaker government.
‘”At the moment we see business confidence is declining, consumer confidence is declining as well and we seem to have a government which is all about reviewing, as opposed to actually doing,” he said.’