Saturday, 26 January 2013

Something to think about in the 2013 federal election year

 ABS trend estimate of unemployed persons

Australia’s unemployment rate is currently running at 5.4% according to the folks who know.
Jericho over at Grog’s Gamut points out that it would be 5.1% if Queensland LNP Premier Campbell Newman hadn’t taken a scythe to that state’s public service after he took office in March 2012.
Now how many times has Tony Abbott held Newman’s government as a pattern card of fiscal responsibility?
Well, there’s this:
Gee, sorta sounds like Abbott’s plan for the Australian economy doesn’t it?

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