MR: Federal Budget Delivers for Cleveland

Cleveland Electorate to benefit from boosted Commonwealth funding and GST payments in Federal Budget

  • Youth employment, small business, health and education major winners
  • Palaszczuk Labor must stop blaming the Federal Government for its own failings

Member for Cleveland, Mark Robinson has welcomed the Federal Government’s Budget plan for jobs and growth.

Dr Robinson said the Cleveland Electorate would benefit from a confidence boost as a result of increased investment from the Commonwealth.

“Queenslanders, including Redlanders will benefit from increased spending on schools and hospitals, as well as a huge GST windfall,” he said.

Dr Robinson said he was particularly thrilled about the boost for small business and the landmark youth employment package.

“It’s no secret that the youth unemployment rate in Queensland is much higher than it should be.”

“I’m relieved that the Turnbull Government has shown leadership in this area, unlike the Palaszczuk Labor Government whose Employment Minister said youth unemployment could never be fixed.

“Local small businesses, the true drivers of job creation, are also being supported to grow and deliver even more jobs into the future.

“The Cleveland community can look forward to reaping the benefits of a responsible budget focussed on jobs and growth.”

Dr Robinson said the Turnbull Government had delivered a credible plan for economic growth.

Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg said this do-nothing Palaszczuk Labor Government needs to stop blaming Canberra for its own inadequacies in delivering for Queensland.

“While the Turnbull Government has a plan for driving jobs and growth by providing sensible tax relief for small business and investing in much-needed infrastructure, Queensland Labor has no economic plan after almost a-year-and-a-half in government.

“It’s time for the Palaszczuk Labor Government to stop crying poor and ensure Queenslanders get the much-needed job-creating projects and improved frontline services they need.”

Key facts:

  • Queensland will receive an extra $3.6 billion in GST payments over the next four years, with state GST revenue set to hit $16.6 billion by 2020.
  • The Turnbull Government will invest almost $11 billion in Queensland infrastructure projects, part of a $50 billion national package between 2013-14 and 2019-20.
  • Queensland education spending is up more than ten percent to $3.7 billion for 2016-17, and Queensland’s health budget for 2016-17 will increase to $3.6 billion.

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