Palaszczuk Govt ‘moving in right direction’

A quick wordFor a government weighed down by ‘gaffes and blunders’ and an ‘inability to cement its popularity with the electorate’, according to the Courier Mail’s 4 January editorial, recent figures would suggest that after almost a year in office the Palaszczuk government has done comparatively well.

The Newspoll released on Christmas Eve showed that not only was the Premier leading Lawrence Springborg by a country mile but that after almost a year in office the ALP leads the opposition 52-48 percentage points on a two-party-preferred basis. Palaszczuk’s “de-Newmanisation” program was essential after the dehumanising policies of Campbell Newman.

Newman’s record on unemployment was hardly more impressive with unemployment levels peaking at 7 per cent. The latest December figures showed Queensland’s unemployment rate to be at 5.9%, the second lowest of all the states.

There’s always much to do but with increased expenditure on education and health the Palaszczuk government is moving in the right direction.

Frank Carroll

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