19 September 2019
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government’s number one priority is to create jobs for Tasmanians, and our Plan is delivering.
Today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics’ labour force data for August 2019 shows 13,500 jobs have been created since we came to office.
In August 2019, 400 jobs were added to Tasmania's economy, in trend terms.
Last financial year, Tasmania’s economy grew the fastest in the nation for the first time in 15 years.
Such strong results do not happen by accident, they reflect the Hodgman majority Liberal Government’s long-term vision and Plan to grow the economy and create jobs.
Tasmania has come a long way in the last five and half years, which is why Labor’s reheating of the former, failed Economic Development Minister, David O’Byrne, as Shadow Treasurer demonstrates just how out of touch they remain on Tasmania’s economy.
Tasmanians will not forget that under David O’Byrne’s economic stewardship 10,000 Tasmanians lost their job, our state was driven into recession, and people were fleeing for the mainland.