Confidence tumbles under Palaszczuk Labor

26 Feb 2016 6:00 PMJohn-Paul Langbroek

Queensland is going in the wrong direction under a do-nothing Labor Government frozen at the wheel.

The Courier-Mail Galaxy Queensland Index released today has shown that confidence has slumped to its lowest level since the Palaszczuk Government won the election a year ago.


Shadow Treasurer John-Paul Langbroek said the results were disappointing, but not surprising, given the inexperience, incompetence and internal chaos that had plagued Annastacia Palaszczuk and her government over the last 12 months.


“It’s no secret Queensland is currently facing many global challenges, but what this survey shows is that Queenslanders are clearly concerned the Palaszczuk Government doesn’t have the ability to overcome these challenges,” Mr Langbroek said. 


“The Premier and her Treasurer Curtis Pitt have done nothing to boost confidence since coming into power, and this week we’ve see the damage this inaction can do to our economy.


“Queenslanders have had enough of the excuses and blame games, what they need and deserve is a plan but sadly Labor doesn’t have one.”


Mr Langbroek said the Courier-Mail’s Queensland Index wasn’t the only survey that had shown a huge drop in business confidence. 


“The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland’s (CCIQ) Pulse Survey showed a significant decline in business confidence and conditions in the last 12 months and state government inaction is listed as one of the top two factors weighing on business sentiment,” he said.


“Last month the Property Council released its latest quarterly survey, which showed a year on from the Queensland election the confidence of the state’s property industry has stagnated.


“The CommSec State of the States report showed Queensland is part of a third tier of economies and the Sensis Business Index, showed only 10 per cent of businesses in Queensland believe the current government’s policies are supportive of them.


“This was topped off by disappointing jobs figures released by the ABS in recent weeks with Queensland experiencing the largest jump in the unemployment rate of any state in Australia last month.”


Mr Langbroek said it was time for the Palaszczuk Labor Government to stop reviewing, start doing and get to work.


“The LNP has the experience, competence and stability needed to take Queensland forward,” he said.


“Our team stands ready to unleash our great state’s potential.”

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