So, it’s official


Letter to the Editor

So, it’s official We’re the jobless capital – And little hope on the horizon for state Townsville Bulletin 12.10.12 it has become clear that the Newman government mantra is flawed, and that the sacking of 14,000 public servants has bought the Queensland economy tumbling down with private employers also jittery about hiring in the face of these massive job cuts. This has led our unemployment rate to explode.

Queensland is now beginning to drag the Australian economy down with our unemployment rate increasing to 6.3% and subsequently dragging the Australian rate with it, the federal government has managed to keep the Australian rate at 5.4%. Even more alarming is that Federal Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey approves and endorses this situation saying the position is “difficult but necessary” which only confirms that the same economic dogma being used by the LNP Queensland government would be used by a federal L&NP government, heaven forbid, they seem to have no idea.

The conservative dogma is unrealistic and seems to not cater for those of us who live in the real world, they have a theory that when put into practice results in calamity instead of calm. To add insult to injury the Queensland Treasurer still says he has ambitions to see a 4% unemployment rate? I have an ambition to climb Mt Kosciusko it seems my ambition will be fulfilled before his.


Shaun Newman

13 Laura Court

Deeragun, Townsville

North Queensland, 4818

Ph: 0747516184

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