It's About Creating Jobs, Not Cutting Ribbons Mr Barnett

As Colin Barnett waits excitedly to cut the ribbon on the $440 million Elizabeth Quay this weekend, WA has received yet another sobering report on the state of the economy.

The release this week of the first CommSec State of the States economic performance report for 2016 showed WA’s economy is still on a downward trajectory.

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Can you believe Colin Barnett has qualifications in economics?

Anyone hoping that the Barnett Government would deliver a plan for jobs in this year’s budget would have been disappointed again yesterday.

Despite a record 95,700 Western Australians being out of work, and this number expected to grow, Mr Barnett was again silent on job creation.

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Colin Barnett: The Man With No Plan For WA Jobs Disaster

The WA economy is in freefall, and Colin Barnett has no idea what to do.

There are now 95,700 people unemployed in Western Australia. The highest number of people looking for work ever recorded in our State’s history.

And there aren’t many reasons to be optimistic. 

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What is the Barnett State Government doing for WA shipbuilding?

At a time when the future of the local shipbuilding industry is hanging in the balance, and the Federal Government is considering tenders to build the next fleet of navy vessels, where is the State Government’s voice for WA?

With a highly skilled, experienced and capable local ship building industry, WA stands as a logical choice to play a major part in future government shipbuilding programs.

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Barnett Government missing in action as economy falters

The need for a plan for WA jobs was again highlighted this week, with the release of CommSec’s October 2015 quarterly State of the States economic report.

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Barnett must deliver a plan for jobs in this week’s budget

Will the Barnett Government finally fund a plan for WA jobs in this year’s state budget, to be handed down in Parliament on Thursday?  Or will Mr Barnett’s seventh budget represent another missed opportunity to take advantage of the opportunities the mining boom provided to diversify our economy and set us up for the future?

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Let's hope Colin didn't sell us out while in India

While we welcome the news that our Premier was in India promoting trade, we hope he didn’t sell out Western Australians, as he has in previous negotiations.

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New video shows need for Plan for WA Jobs

We've launched a new video to raise public awareness of the need for a Plan for WA Jobs.

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Someone give David Johnston a paddle

Liberal Senator for WA David Johnston has shown himself to be unfit to continue in his role as Defence Minister by undermining the capabilities of government-owned naval shipbuilder Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC).

From the relative safety of Parliament yesterday, Senator Johnston said he wouldn’t trust ASC to build a canoe. This is the clearest sign yet that the Minister is preparing to award contracts for new naval submarines to overseas shipbuilders.

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Workers oppose the offshoring of local naval shipbuilding jobs

Western Australian naval shipbuilding workers blockaded Defence Minister Senator David Johnston’s Western Australian electorate office this morning, demanding that the Abbott Government build new naval ships and submarines in Australia – not in Japan.

The Abbott Government is currently evaluating options for the replacement of the navy’s Collins-class fleet of submarines. Despite previously promising to build new vessels in Australia, Senator Johnston is now actively considering offshoring the work.

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Why we need a Plan for WA Jobs...

Our campaign is about keeping the State Government focused on jobs, as well as putting forward new ideas to create long term industries in areas like rail, tram and bus manufacturing and ship building.


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