Labor Fails On Employment

Labor Fails On Employment

Tasmania Shadow Treasurer Peter Gutwein

Employment Stalls Under Labor-Green Experiment

Victor P Taffa

Employment has stalled under the Labor-Green Government.

Tasmania’s unemployment rate is still the worst in the nation and it will only get worse if the disastrous forestry deal goes ahead, Shadow Treasurer Peter Gutwein said.

“The Deputy Premier admitted this week that the forestry deal would cost hundreds of jobs right around the State. At a time when Tasmanians are crying out for jobs we have a Premier intent on pushing through a forestry deal that will see hundreds and hundreds more people joining the jobless queue.”

“The jobs lost in forestry will come on top of the 7,000 full time jobs that have already disappeared since Lara Giddings became Premier. In contrast, the Liberals have a positive plan to grow the economy, create jobs and tackle the cost of living.” Mr. Gutwein said.