BUDGET JOBS BOOM AND POWER BILL GIMMICKS
Written on the 14 June 2011
TODAY’S State Budget will unveil 140,000 new jobs over the next two years fueled by surging business investment and the might of the resources sector.
“The government blamed their recently announced $120 increase in electricity bills on people using less electricity, so any further reduction in household power use will see even higher increases,” he says.
Newman says there’s more bad news on the way with the Gillard Government’s green policies forcing up electricity prices by another 30 per cent.
“No amount of budget trickery can disguise the fact that Labor policies have already forced one-third of Queenslanders into poverty, or close to it,” he says.
“The latest gimmick shows the Blight government budget will have plenty of spin, and as usual, no substance.
“Queensland are sick and tired of all the hollow promises of this government – including the original like that the privatisation of electricity assets would result in lower prices for consumers.”