Thursday, April 16, 2020
Unemployment figures released today reveal Queensland was dangerously exposed to the economic impact of coronavirus under the Palaszczuk Labor Government.
LNP Deputy Leader and Shadow Treasurer Tim Mander said Queenslandhadthe second highest unemployment rate in the nation in March, which was an ominous sign as the figures were yet to demonstrate the impact of coronavirus.
“Before the coronavirus outbreak, Queensland consistently had one the worst unemployment rates in the nation under Labor,” Mr Mander said.
“After five years of Labor government, Queensland also had the most bankruptcies in the nation and business confidence was at rock bottom.
“Annastacia Palaszczuk and Jackie Trad’s economic mismanagement put Queensland in a vulnerable position.
“A staggering 155,000 Queenslanders were out of work in March, but the economic fallout of coronavirus is only just beginning.
“Labor failed to manage the economy before the coronavirus outbreak and was the last government in the nation to act with significant stimulus in response to the virus.
“Labor simply cannot manage the economy and it’s costing Queenslanders their jobs.
“Now more than ever, Queensland needs an LNP Government to build a stronger economy and secure people’s jobs.”