The Weatherill Labor Government’s budget handed down today was not the budget that South Australians needed, and will instead drive South Australia further into the slow lane.
Treasury figures show job growths in SA will be 0.75 per cent in 2016/17, compared to the national average of 1.8 per cent.
That’s less than half of the national average.
“Even Tom Koutsantonis’ own Treasury officers don’t believe that this is a jobs budget,” said State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall.
“South Australians needed measures to reduce business costs and provide cost of living relief, but these measures were severely lacking in today’s budget.
“We welcome some of the measures that have been included, but they do not go far enough.
“Households needed immediate relief from surging bills including electricity, water and state taxes.
“Every time you jump in a cab or put your bins out, Treasurer Koutsantonis will be taxing you more.
“Every time you turn on a tap, your money is going straight into the Weatherill Labor Government’s pockets.
“On the other hand, the Marshall Liberal Team has a $360 million commitment to provide cost of living relief to South Australians.”