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:
“Mr Abbott said it was unfortunate that some of the Newman government's decisions were unpopular, even within its own ranks.
Gee, sorta sounds like Abbott’s plan for the Australian economy doesn’t it?