The Palaszczuk Labor Government is letting down some of Queensland’s most vulnerable citizens, as the amount of public housing applications continues to skyrocket.
LNP Shadow Housing Minister Michael Hart said Annastacia Palaszczuk and her embattled Minister Mick De Brenni should be ashamed of their appalling record.
“Minister Mick De Brenni must be sacked for his incompetence,” Mr Hart said.
“When the LNP left government the total figure had fallen by 7004 to 16,546.*
“As of the end of March 2019, that figure is closing-in on 20,000.
“The numbers don’t lie.
“The Palaszczuk Labor Government is failing Queensland’s homeless and they don’t have a plan to reverse the trend.
“8,625 applications have been made in the ‘very high’ segment of need, which is more than double, since the LNP left office in 2015.
“In March alone, 1037 families applied for housing assistance, which is a staggering increase of 14%.
“These aren’t just numbers on a spreadsheet, these are desperate Queenslanders who looking for a roof over their head.
“Annastacia Palaszczuk’s priorities are all wrong, while Mick De Brenni clearly can’t handle his portfolio and needs to go.
“Queenslanders are doing it tough thanks to ten new or higher taxes, since the last election.
“Annastacia Palaszczuk can’t be trusted to create jobs.
“Queensland has the worst unemployment rate in mainland Australia and the Palaszczuk Labor Government has no plan to fix it.
“Only Deb Frecklington and the LNP has an economic plan to help everyone get ahead.”