Monday, 22 June 2020
Strong economic management by the LNP is helping to create jobs and drag Queensland’s economy out of recession, Member for Glass House Andrew Powell said today.
Mr Powell said the Federal Government was able to invest in infrastructure across Queensland, including a total of $18 million on Steve Irwin Way at Beerburrum and Palmview, because of the effective and responsible management of the national Budget by the LNP.
“The only party which can be trusted to manage the economy is the LNP,” said Mr Powell.
“The Federal Government is able to invest in job-creating infrastructure at this difficult time because of its strong economic management over several years.”
Prime Minister Scott Morrison today announced federal funding for $415m of shovel-ready Queensland infrastructure projects.
“The Federal Government’s support is very welcome, but Queensland should be doing much more at state level to build a stronger economy for the Sunshine Coast,” Mr Powell said.
“A Deb Frecklington LNP Government will get Queensland working again by building new dams and roads, cutting the cost of electricity, backing Queensland-owned businesses and ruling out any new taxes.
“While the Federal Government has strengthened the national economy, the Palaszczuk Labor Government has badly weakened Queensland’s economy.
“Queensland had the worst average unemployment rate and highest number of bankruptcies long before COVID-19 hit us.
“Annastacia Palaszczuk was the last Premier in Australia to announce a support package for business and the only the Premier in Australia to cancel her government’s entire Budget.
“Labor has no plan and no Budget for our economy.
“A Deb Frecklington LNP Government will hold a Budget within 100 days of the next election and finally get Queensland working again.”