Media Release

17 September 2015

O’Brien: Job losses in Bendigo continue to grow under Daniel Andrews

Thursday 17 September 2015

 

Job losses in Bendigo continue to grow under Daniel Andrews

Facts

Before the election Daniel Andrews promised 100,000 full-time jobs within two years.

(Sources: Daniel Andrews media statement – 6 October 2014; Back to Work – Victorian Labor’s Plan for 100,000 Jobs.)

Since December 7,100 full-time jobs have been lost in regional Victoria.

Australian Bureau of Statistics data released today shows that the Bendigo region has lost 4,500 full-time jobs since December.

The number of people in full-time jobs in the Bendigo region has fallen from 43,800 in December 2014 to 39,300 in August 2015.

 

Comments attributable to Shadow Treasurer Michael O’Brien:

“Under Daniel Andrews, Bendigo is bleeding full-time jobs.

“Daniel Andrews needs to get off his backside and work to create jobs in Bendigo, not lose them.

“Instead of creating new public holidays and making it harder for business, Daniel Andrews needs to make it easier for business to grow and people to work.”