Official figures released yesterday again highlight the Andrews Labor Government’s broken promise to create full-time jobs in the Gippsland region.
Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released yesterday show 1,156 full-time jobs have been lost in the Latrobe-Gippsland area, which includes Morwell, Churchill and Traralgon, since Daniel Andrews came to office.
The local unemployment rate has risen by 1 per cent since December 2014 to reach 7.1 per cent in December 2015.
Member for Morwell Russell Northe said Daniel Andrews was spending $100 million on the so-called Back to Work Scheme, which had created just 6 jobs in the Morwell electorate.
Mr Northe said Daniel Andrews promised the people of Gippsland that he had a jobs plan but Labor’s Back to Work Scheme has been exposed as a dud and failed job-seekers in the Latrobe Valley.
“Daniel Andrews is all-talk and no-action when it comes to creating local full-time jobs,” Mr Northe said.
“This is proven by recent challenges experienced by Lion Australia, and yesterday’s Latrobe Valley Express shows concerns with jobs at local aircraft manufacturer GippsAero. Where has Daniel Andrews been with these job cuts?
“The recent unemployment figures also prove Labor’s decision to cut the successful jobs-creating Latrobe Valley Industry and Infrastructure Fund was ludicrous.
“Since Daniel Andrews came to office we have seen sharp falls in full-time employment in our region.”
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