How Premier Anna Palaszczuk is deceptive Australia on the subject of JobKeeper as she’s informed to test her details in a startling takedown
- Premier requested federal authorities to increase JobKeeper past March 28
- However she was slammed by Scott Morrison over sudden border shutdowns
- Josh Frydenberg has accused her of ‘grandstanding and petty politicking’
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has accused Annastacia Palaszczuk of ‘grandstanding, petty politicking’ and ignoring details within the newest spherical of their ongoing JobKeeper dispute.
In January the Queensland Premier visited struggling tourism companies in Cairns and requested the federal authorities to increase the $100 billion scheme past March 28.
The Queensland Premier has demanded an extension of JobKeeper however the authorities has refused. Pictured: Brisbane residents sporting masks throughout an outbreak in January
Writing within the Courier-Mail on Tuesday, Mr Frydenberg mentioned the federal authorities has finished the ‘bulk of the heavy lifting’ to help Queenslanders and Ms Palaszczuk ought to open her personal pockets.
The federal authorities has given $28.5 billion to Queenslanders previously yr, whereas the premier has solely dedicated $8.8 billion throughout the following 4 years.
He instructed the premier was deceptive voters, writing: ‘Annastacia Palaszczuk is entitled to her personal opinions however not her personal details’.
‘The truth is the Morrison Authorities has already delivered to Queenslanders greater than 3 times the quantity of financial help than the Palaszczuk Authorities has dedicated to.’
Mr Frydernberg, who has beforehand urged Ms Palaszczuk to do extra to help tourism companies, additionally mentioned her authorities has supplied the bottom stage of financial help of any State or Territory Authorities.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (left) has accused Annastacia Palaszczuk (proper) of ‘grandstanding, petty politicking’ and ignoring details
Victoria has dedicated to spend 9 per cent of its revenue on Covid-19 help measures and NSW has pledged seven per cent – however in Queensland that determine is solely two per cent.
In contrast the federal authorities has dedicated $251 billion, or 13 per cent of GDP, on measures resembling JobKeeper, tax cuts and boosted welfare funds.
‘No quantity of grandstanding and petty politicking by the Queensland Premier will detract from the undeniable fact that on the subject of the financial response in Queensland, the Morrison Authorities has finished the majority of the heavy lifting,’ Mr Frydenberg wrote.
The premier hit again, telling reporters on Tuesday: ‘When JobKeeper ends there are going to be lots of people within the tourism trade which might be actually going to be feeling the consequences of it.
‘I discover that Josh Frydenberg mentioned some phrases immediately. I would wish to say one factor to Josh Frydenberg: go as much as Cairns and speak to individuals.’
The Treasurer defined that JobKeeper can’t proceed as a result of it stops employees shifting to extra productive roles and retains companies afloat that may in any other case go below even with out coronavirus.
The federal authorities has dedicated $251 billion, or 13 per cent of GDP, on measures resembling JobKeeper, tax cuts and boosted welfare funds
However he mentioned he was contemplating additional ‘focused’ help that’s ‘proportionate and short-term.’
Some analysts say this might embrace loans to tourism companies.
Final month the prime minister rejected Ms Palaszczuk’s plea to increase JobKeeper past March 28, saying that state governments should settle for the price of the insurance policies they impose.
‘States could make selections about what they intend to do in areas of their accountability however they’re then additionally liable for coping with and mitigating the choices that they make.
‘It isn’t a clean cheque,’ he informed reporters.
Mr Morrison mentioned the federal authorities has already finished ‘the heavy lifting’ by way of supporting the economic system by way of coronavirus and insisted ‘you possibly can’t run the economic system on taxpayers’ cash without end.’
Scott Morrison has urged states to help their economies once they impose lockdowns and border controls – as a substitute of asking for handouts