At Labor’s policy launch in Ipswich today Annastacia Palaszczuk stated that Labor’s focus has been, is now, and always will be on jobs. Queensland’s jobless rate is at levels not seen since 2003 and higher than in the global financial crisis.
There are now almost 31,000 Queenslanders without a job since March 2012 and youth unemployment is around 20% in some areas.
Ms Palaszczuk said “Labor believes governments should do all they can to work with business to help create secure job”
Labor Party leader Annastacia Palaszczuk said that Unlike the LNP, Labor wants Queenslanders to have secure jobs with fair wages and conditions.
Labor announced today a plan to provide $50 million over three years to implement the Advance Queensland program to develop the jobs of tomorrow and they would invest $34 million over four years to its Rescuing TAFE policy to fix the damage done by the Newman’s LNP Government’s cuts and sackings.
Included in Labor’s jobs plan is to provide $2 million for the Queensland Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow program to support education in computational science and business development and to support stay-at-home parents to develop home-based businesses.