‘The Government is concerned about anyone losing their jobs; that is why we will do anything we can to help people to keep secure the jobs they have or to get new ones if they lose them.’
Yeah, a 9-Day fortnight no-one is using, a cycleway that won’t be built, and job cuts in the public sector. They’re really giving it their all huh?
‘Opposition members need to get their lines sorted out. They have been telling us that we should copy the Australian fiscal stimulus, when Australia’s unemployment rate is close to 6 percentâ€”whereas our fiscal stimulus has kept our unemployment rate down to 5 percent. So which one is it: copy Australia’s plan and force the unemployment rate up, or stick to our plan and keep the unemployment rate lower?’
Actually, Australia’s unemployment rate was 5.7% and hours after we learned ours was up from 4.7% to 5.0% they announced theirs had dropped to 5.4%. Why? Because the Australian government has been investing in saving and creating jobs. Yeah, we would be fools to copy them.