Media Release

10 September 2015

O’Brien: Daniel Andrews delivers more full-time job losses

Thursday 10 September 2015


Daniel Andrews delivers more full-time job losses


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

“The Back To Work Act – will support the creation of 100,000 full time jobs and will be introduced during the first sitting week of the new Parliament.

Source: Daniel Andrews media statement – 6 October 2014

“The plan will help create up to 100,000 new jobs in Victoria over the next two years.”

Source: Back to Work – Victorian Labor’s Plan for 100,000 Jobs.


Today’s ABS Labour force figures for August 2015 showed:

  • 7,800 full-time jobs lost since December 2014 when Daniel Andrews came to office
  • 18,600 full-time jobs lost between July and August 2015
  • Participation rate dropped by 0.5% between July and August 2015 – fewer people looking for jobs in Victoria was the reason for the change in the unemployment rate.


Comments attributed to Shadow Treasurer Michael O’Brien:

Under Daniel Andrews, Victoria has lost 7,800 full-time jobs while New South Wales has seen over 90,000 full-time jobs created.

On a day of terrible news on full-time job losses and strike action by tram drivers and taxi drivers, we see Daniel Andrews out being a spectator around V8 racing cars.

Daniel Andrews needs to get out of neutral and put this state into gear.  The wheels are spinning but the state’s not moving under a Labor leader who’s more a passenger than a driver of full-time jobs.

Daniel Andrews doesn’t have a plan to create jobs, all he has is a plan to create new public holidays and put new taxes on businesses.