Statement by Shadow Treasurer Scott Emerson

“Once again we are seeing Queensland being left behind under Annastacia Palaszczuk.

“ABS building approvals released today show Queensland’s construction industry continues to go backwards under Labor.

“Units approved in Queensland fell by 5.0% in December and have fallen for 11 consecutive months.

“Falling building approvals are bad news for not only the state’s economy, but also for first home buyers and tradies looking for work.

“This Labor government would be flat-pressed running a chook raffle let alone the state’s economy.

“It’s little wonder unemployment rates have skyrocketed under Annastacia Palaszczuk.

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