Mander must outline Sunshine Coast cuts

Published Thursday, 17 September, 2020 at 08:37 AM

Treasurer, Minister for Infrastructure and Planning
The Honourable Cameron Dick

Tim Mander must outline what cuts the LNP will make on the Sunshine Coast to pay for their $23 billion in unfunded promises, Cameron Dick said today.

“Last time, the LNP cut 81 health jobs, sacked 373 TAFE workers and cut $24.2 million in road funding and 53 road maintenance workers,” the Treasurer said.

“That’s almost 500 Queenslanders who lost their jobs on the Sunshine Coast because the LNP weren’t up-front about their cuts.

“They have made $23 billion in promises so far.

“What will they cut this time? How many workers will they sack? When will they tell us?”

The Treasurer said the Palaszczuk Government had released the Covid Fiscal and Economic Review ten days ago.

The review showed that Queensland’s economic rebound from COVID-19 is forecast to be almost twice as strong as the Australian average.

We know that our strong health response has laid the foundation for our economy to ease internal restrictions, benefiting businesses right across the state,” the Treasurer said.

“As we deliver our plan for economic recovery, boosting competitiveness and resilience of the Queensland economy will be key, so we have announced a range of measures to:

  • support business investment and jobs;
  • ease the burden on small business; and
  • ensure Queensland’s balance sheet works as hard as it possibly can.

“The LNP’s plan to sack workers won’t help jobs, it will destroy jobs.”

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