The Queensland government must stop complaining and start doing some heavy lifting to get the state’s economy back on track.
Shadow Treasurer David Janetzki said Queenslanders needed a vision and a way forward for the state in a post COVID-19 economic environment.
“All Treasurer Cameron Dick does is blame others,” he said.
Mr Janetzki said the state’s Treasurer should be looking to fast-track infrastructure and develop productivity measures that would drive the Queensland economy. CommSec has Queensland last in the nation for economic growth.
“It’s time for Cameron Dick and the Queensland government to put its money on the table to deliver for Queensland,” he said.
“The Palaszczuk government has had the last six years to create an infrastructure program to cater for Queensland’s growing population and they’ve failed to deliver.”
Shadow Finance Minister Jarrod Bleijie said it was typical for the state’s Treasurer to cry poor and blame Canberra ahead of the Federal Budget.
“If the state’s Treasurer wants to know who is to blame for a bad State Budget that he is going to deliver, he only needs to look in the mirror or look to his left, or look to his right in the Cabinet room. It’s the state Cabinet Ministers that have made the decisions,” he said.
“It’s about time the state government actually invested and put the money into infrastructure that Queenslanders so desperately need. Let’s bust city congestion and get people in regional Queensland driving on the best roads we can in Australia.
“All we’re seeing from the state government is blame, blame, blame. The only ones to blame is Annastacia Palaszczuk and Cameron Dick because they’re the ones who’ve failed to deliver and who’ve failed to have the plans to deliver for the people of Queensland.”