Hodgman in denial over jobs

Tasmanian Labor
  • Jobless rate worst in the nation
  • Premier has no answers, denies he has a serious problem
  • Women, young people and regional Tasmanians worse off
  • Today in Question Time the Premier failed again to stand up for Tasmanian jobs.

    More than 6,200 full time Tasmanian jobs have been lost in the past year and the jobless rate is the worst in the country.

    Labor Leader Rebecca White asked the Premier why his chaotic, dysfunctional Government had abandoned Tasmanians looking for work.

    “The Premier promised before the last election to deliver the lowest jobless rate in the country,” Ms White said.

    “Now his expert advice is that unemployment rates go up and they go down.

    “Under his weak leadership, full time Tasmanian jobs are being destroyed in their thousands and the Government has no plan to turn things around.

    “Contrary to his regular boasting, there is now fewer people in full time work than when Mr Hodgman took office in 2014.

    “One in fourteen women working full time last year no longer have their jobs.

    “The Premier must stop denying he has a problem. He needs to come out and tell Tasmanians how he plans to turn his terrible jobs numbers around.

    “Tasmanians deserve a Government focused on fighting for their jobs, not fighting amongst themselves.”

    Rebecca White MP

    Labor Leader

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