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 the number of people in full-time jobs in the Bendigo region has fallen from 43,796 in December 2014 to 42,628 in January 2016.
The unemployment rate in Bendigo has risen from 6.3 per cent in December 2014 to 6.8 per cent in January 2016.
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 more than a year on and 1,168 full-time jobs have been lost in Bendigo.
Jobs in Bendigo have gone backwards since Daniel Andrews became Premier. He is all talk and no action.
Daniel Andrews and his colleagues are too busy fighting amongst themselves rather than focussing on creating jobs in regional Victoria.
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