Report exposes Labor's economic failure

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The Palaszczuk Labor Government's mismanagement of the Queensland economy has been powerfully exposed in the latest CommSec State of the States Report.

The survey revealed Queensland suffered the second-weakest relative economic growth in the nation in the last quarter – with only South Australia performing as poorly.

Queensland was ranked in a lowly sixth position nationally for construction work, home-building and wages growth.

LNP Shadow Treasurer and Deputy Leader Tim Mander said the report emphasised the need for new economic leadership in Queensland.

"More than 200,000 people in Queensland are out work because Labor can't manage the economy," Mr Mander said.

"Prior to COVID, Queensland had the nation's highest unemployment, most bankruptcies and lowest business confidence.

"Labor has no plan and no Budget for Queensland. They are flying blind through the biggest economic crisis in almost a century."

Mr Mander said only a Deb Frecklington LNP Government would provide the economic leadership Queensland urgently needs.

"Only the LNP has an ambitious plan to stimulate the economy, create a decade of secure jobs and drag Queensland out of this recession," Ms Mander said.

"Our vision is to make Queensland the economic powerhouse of Australia once again, the best place to get a job, get ahead and raise a family.

"We will start work on the drought-busting New Bradfield Scheme, a major new economic driver for Queensland, as well as invest in new infrastructure to create more jobs and stimulate the economy.

"And there will be no new taxes under an LNP Government.

"Only the LNP will get Queensland working again."

 
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