Speeches

27
Oct

Cranbourne employment

Speeches

RICH-PHILLIPS (South Eastern Metropolitan) — Daniel Andrews is failing on his promise to deliver new jobs and opportunities for the people of Cranbourne. Figures released by the Australian Department of Employment reveal that since the election of the Andrews government in December 2014 the number of unemployed people in the suburbs of Cranbourne has surged by almost 30 per cent. The number of unemployed people has risen by more than 900 to a figure of nearly 4000 since December 2014, and this includes a 63 per cent increase in the number of unemployed people in Cranbourne East.These figures follow the failure of the Andrews government's $100 million Back to Work scheme, which failed to deliver even one-tenth of the jobs required in Cranbourne to keep unemployment down. This is on the back of Labor's failure to invest in major infrastructure projects in the Cranbourne area, which is adding to pressure on employment. Across Cranbourne we have seen in the suburb of Cranbourne unemployment rise by 18 per cent, in Cranbourne East by 63 per cent, in Cranbourne North by 32 per cent, in Cranbourne South by 38 per cent and in Cranbourne West by 24 per cent. It is simply not good enough for the Andrews government to continue to ignore the infrastructure needs and the employment needs of the people of the south-east.
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