Shadow Treasurer, Michael O’Brien
Before the election Daniel Andrews promised to create 100,000 full-time jobs within two years.
(Sources: Daniel Andrews media statement – 6 October 2014; Back to Work – Victorian Labor’s Plan for 100,000 Jobs.)
Australian Bureau of Statistics figures released today show that the Bendigo region has lost 5,700 full-time jobs since Daniel Andrews came to office in December.
The number of people in full-time jobs in the Bendigo region has fallen from 43,800 in December 2014 to 38,100 in October 2015.
The unemployment rate in the Bendigo region has risen from 6.3 per cent in December 2014 to 9.9 per cent in October 2015.
Since December 2014, 9800 full-time jobs have been lost in regional Victoria.
The Bendigo region data also includes parts of Macedon Ranges, Mount Alexander and Loddon Shires.
Comments attributable to Shadow Treasurer Michael O’Brien;
Daniel Andrews came to office promising to create 100,000 full-time jobs in two years but almost a year on and 5,700 full-time jobs have been lost across the Bendigo region.
Under Daniel Andrews, Jacinta Allan and Maree Edwards the growth of Bendigo has stalled and Labor’s promise of new jobs is all talk and no action.
At a time when we need to be creating jobs in the Bendigo region, Daniel Andrews is too busy releasing glossy brochures, rather than working to create real jobs in regional Victoria.
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