Premier Palaszczuk has lead Queensland and a Labor Government for 12 months and Queensland has seen an increase in employment, economic growth and exports. The numbers of teachers, police and nurses have also increased in Labor first 12 months in office. “We have 290 extra teachers in our classrooms compared to 12 months ago.”
“An extra 266 police are being recruited this year, and funding has been committed for 16 new nurse educators and 400 new nurse navigators.”
Ms Palaszczuk said her Government was working with private sector to generate economic activity in addition to its own $10.1 billion capital works program, which will support 27,000 jobs this financial year.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said her Government promised to “restore hope and opportunity” after three years of threats and cuts under the former LNP Government.
“We are delivering. We are advancing Queensland,” she said.
Compared to 12 months ago Queensland has 60,400 more jobs and the states unemployment rate is at a two-year low; from 6.6% when Palaszczuk took office office down to 5.9% today. Queensland’s revenue is also up $5.6 billion compared to 12 months ago.
“Our economic growth is forecast at 4% this year. We will grow faster than any other State.” said the Premier.
Ms Palaszczuk said her Government had restored integrity, accountability and genuine consultation into the political process in Queensland.
“Queenslanders have a Government they can believe in and a Government that believes in them,” she said.