Queenslanders earning less and paying more thanks to Labor

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Shocking new figures have shown hard-working Queenslanders are still copping a raw deal from the Palaszczuk Labor government and there are no signs it will improve.

Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today showed Queensland has slumped to 6th place for the median weekly earnings of $1050 – which is below the Australian average of $1066.

The Sunshine State also has the lowest hourly earnings in Australia, alongside Tasmania and South Australia.

While the news gets even worse for Queensland's part time workers, who are earning 3 per cent less than they were in 2017 – the only part-time workers in Australia to actually be earning less in 2018 than 2017.

Queensland's part-time workers are tied with those in the Northern Territory as the lowest paid in the country, with a median wage of $500 per week - $30 below the national average.

Deputy LNP Leader Tim Mander said he's appalled by the new statistics at time when Queenslanders are struggling to cope with the rising costs of living, thanks to Labor's five new taxes.

"Under Labor, electricity bills have skyrocketed, water bills are increasing, we have the highest car rego in the nation and fuel prices are a major concern.

"It's no wonder cost of living is a major issue, particularly for Queensland pensioners on fixed incomes.

"Under Labor, business confidence has flatlined, business investment has plummeted, we have the highest unemployment rate in the nation and an infrastructure crisis according to Jackie Trad.

"You could hardly say that Labor was the party for the worker.

"Only the LNP has an economic plan that will restore business confidence, grow the economy and increase wages for Queensland workers."

Source: 6333.0 - Characteristics of Employment, Australia, August 2018 (released today)

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