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Palaszczuk Government tops nation’s strike table

7th June 2019

Analysis of the latest ABC figures shows Queensland has become the strike capital of Australia under Annastacia Palaszczuk.

Around 2,700 working days were lost to industrial action in the March 2019 quarter – meaning 156,200 days have been lost under the two terms of the Palaszczuk Labor Government*.

Since Annastacia Palaszczuk became Premier in 2015, Queensland has suffered more strike action than any other state – accounting for 33 per cent of all working days lost nationally.

LNP Deputy Leader and Shadow Treasurer Tim Mander said the high level of strike action was another drag on Queensland’s economy.

“Annastacia Palaszczuk has turned Queensland into the strike capital of Australia,” Mr Mander said.

“We have far more strike action than Victoria and New South Wales – even though these states have far larger workforces.

“The strike numbers are more bad news for Queensland’s struggling businesses.

“With more strikes and seven new taxes from Labor, it’s no wonder business confidence is at rock bottom.

“The Palaszczuk Labor Government is now consistently rated the worst in Government in the nation by small and medium-sized businesses.

“Strikes, tax and a collapse in confidence are all destroying jobs.

“Worryingly, Labor has yet to rule out even more taxes in next week’s Budget.

“Only the LNP has guaranteed not to introduce a single new tax in Queensland.”