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 Ballarat region has fallen from 44,892 in December 2015 to 43,950 in January 2016.
The unemployment rate in Ballarat has risen from 7.2 per cent in December 2015 to 8.2 per cent in January 2016.
Comments attributable to Shadow Treasurer Michael O’Brien:
Having presided over the V/line debacle, Daniel Andrews has now seen nearly a thousand full-time jobs lost in Ballarat last month.
This is not good enough, from this Melbourne-centric Labor government.
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