Tim Nicholls and the LNP will go too far again

If Tim Nicholls and the LNP win the next Queensland election they will make around $11.6 billion worth of cuts to the budget.

This would mean cutting around 22,500 Queensland jobs.

These cuts would go further than the cuts made by Tim Nicholls and the LNP when they were last in government in 2012-2015.

In their policies the LNP are using a ideological definition of “budget deficit” that will give them more opportunity to make cuts to public sector jobs and services.

The only way Tim Nicholls and the LNP can deliver on their election spending commitments is to make cuts to public services and jobs, like they did in 2012-15.

These are the facts:

  • On Monday 30 October the LNP released their “Back in Business” policy which committed them to $11.6 billion worth of cuts to the current budget to reach their fiscal targets over four years.
  • This figure is equivalent to about 22,500 public sector jobs in Queensland.
  • When Tim Nicholls and the LNP were last in government, they cut 14,000 jobs and tried to privatise public services provided by Queensland Health – even though they went to an election promising “no forced redundancies” and public servants had “nothing to fear”.

Queenslanders and their families are still recovering from the impact of the LNP government’s cuts to jobs and services. This election they are already planning to go FURTHER.

Don’t let the LNP and Tim Nicholls start another round of damaging cuts to jobs and public services in Queensland.Alex_letter_A42.jpg