Labor’s lack of a plan hurts Queensland’s economy

20 Nov 2015 3:05 AMJohn-Paul Langbroek

Today’s state accounts figures confirm Queensland’s economy has stalled since the election of the Palaszczuk Labor Government.

Shadow Treasurer John-Paul Langbroek said the Australian Bureau of Statistics figures showed Queensland’s economy was lagging behind other states.

“Today’s figures are disappointing for Queensland but sadly not surprising given business confidence plummeted following the election of this government,” Mr Langbroek said.

“Queensland has gone from having the second strongest performing state economy under the LNP to now having the weakest.

“The LNP has the record and the plan to unleash Queensland’s true potential while in stark contrast, Labor is failing to stimulate the economy or secure much-needed jobs.

“While states like New South Wales power ahead, Queensland is falling behind under this do-nothing Palaszczuk Labor Government.

“Labor has no real plan to turn things around and after being in power for more than nine months this remains a serious concern.

“This inexperienced government is incapable of actually making a decision.

“It has stood by its ‘review rather than do’ mantra all year and Queenslanders deserve better.”

Mr Langbroek said bumbling Treasurer Curtis Pitt was more interested in scoring political points than delivering a positive economic agenda.

“We saw Mr Pitt’s inexperience on display earlier this year when he made irresponsible and incorrect comments about Queensland being in a recession,” he said.

“This negativity does nothing to build confidence, which is why we’ve seen Queensland’s retail trade go backwards for two consecutive quarters.

“The time has come for the Palaszczuk Government to step up and start outlining its plans for growing the economy.

“Queenslanders can’t afford to wait any longer and deserve better than an inactive, paralysed Labor Government making it up as it goes.”

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