Labor’s Inaction Holds Queensland Back

by Ted Sorensen
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Labor’s Inaction Holds Queensland Back

Labor InactionThe CommSec State of the States Report has shown Queensland’s economy is continuing to slip under a ‘do-nothing’ Palaszczuk Labor Government, Deputy Opposition Leader John-Paul Langbroek said today.

Mr Langbroek said it was extremely disappointing to see that Queensland was now in a third tier of economies, alongside Tasmania, South Australia and the ACT.

“The Palaszczuk Government’s lack of a plan is holding Queensland back and the State of the States report proves it,” he said.

“Since January we’ve gone backwards in important measures like economic growth, construction, equipment investment and population growth.

“Queensland is now ranked worst of all states and territories on construction work, which is 7.5 per cent below the decade-average.

“What’s most worrying about this is that Labor doesn’t have a plan to improve Queensland’s position. Our economy is falling behind other major states, yet this government is doing nothing.

“We’ve seen the Palaszczuk Government announce more than 70 reviews but it seems incapable of making a decision and as this report shows, this inaction is holding Queensland back.”

Mr Langbroek said the Commsec State of the States Report was a quarterly report that ranked each of the states and territories against each other on key economic indicators.

The ranking is ascertained by comparing the indicators against the decade-average for that measure.

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