Weatherill delivers another jobless Budget for SA

The Weatherill Labor Government’s Mid-Year Budget Review (MYBR) released today contains shocking news for South Australian job seekers, with almost zero per cent jobs growth forecast for the next few years.

The measures announced by the Weatherill Government today in the MYBR are nowhere near enough to alleviate South Australia’s deepening jobs crisis.

Last month, the State Liberals announced a comprehensive Jobs Stimulus Package to start fixing South Australia’s dire unemployment situation.

“Premier Jay Weatherill and Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis’ incoherent economic policies are leading our state off a cliff,” said State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall.

“What kind of economically illiterate government commits to delivering a growing surplus whilst creating no jobs in the middle of record unemployment?

“South Australia is still facing a dire jobs crisis under the Weatherill Labor Government’s hopeless economic management.

“On the Weatherill Government’s own figures the measures announced today in the Mid-Year Budget Review today go nowhere halting South Australia’s slide into a state of unemployment.

“It’s time that the Weatherill Labor Government provides tax relief for households and businesses by cutting ESL bills.

“Tax relief for households and businesses is critical for stimulating jobs growth in our dormant economy.

“The State Liberals have committed to restoring the ESL remission, which will deliver a $90 million tax cut per year to South Australians who already have the most expensive gas, water and electricity in the country.

“On the other hand, all the Weatherill Labor Government is interested in is increasing taxes.”