The State Member for Moggill, Dr Christian Rowan MP, has predicted the Palaszczuk Labor Government will use the first week of State Parliament for 2016 to talk about “everything and anything but jobs and the economy”.
Dr Rowan said employment and the economy must be front and centre for the State Government at a time when Queensland was slipping further behind other states.
On the first anniversary of Labor forming government after securing just 37.5% of the vote, the LNP has accused the State Government of being frozen at the wheel, with a Premier unable to make decisions; Minister’s under the thumb of union bosses; and government departments bogged down with 80 official and costly reviews.
“Jobs growth has slumped with 7,600 jobs gone in Mackay, 6,700 in the Outback and over 11,000 in southern Queensland,” Dr Rowan said.
“Labor has no debt reduction plan and Queensland’s economy is slipping back while others are powering ahead.”
In contrast the LNP has a Real Economic Plan to unleash Queensland’s potential.
“A future LNP Government would properly manage debt, power up the economy and create the vital jobs that go with it,” Dr Rowan said.
“We have an experienced, competent team that can be trusted to carefully manage Queensland’s finances. The LNP was well on track to regaining the state’s AAA credit rating and reversing Labor’s huge growth in spending.
“We’re committed to keeping families and communities safe and providing the health and education services that Queenslanders need.”
Dr Rowan said the LNP would continue to pressure Palaszczuk and Labor to take action on real issues.
“Labor can’t make a decision, they are frozen at the wheel and holding Queensland back.”