The respected CommSec’s State of the States report has today put Queensland’s economic performance close to bottom of the table, trailing Tasmania and struggling to beat South Australia.
“Today’s State of the States report confirms that, under the Palaszczuk Government, Queensland’s economy is a sad fifth place in the nation’s economic rankings,” LNP Shadow Treasurer Tim Mander said today.
“Instead of being up there alongside Victoria and New South Wales we’re struggling to keep up with South Australia.
“Sixth for retail spending, sixth for unemployment, seventh for construction work, the list of Labor’s failures goes on.
“Under Labor, Queensland is under-performing and under-delivering the jobs that the people of our state sorely need.
“Last month’s state budget confirmed Annastacia Palaszczuk’s only economic plan for Queensland is increased taxes.
“Only the LNP has a real economic plan to bring back business confidence and put Queensland back into the top ranks of the states’ leader board.”