LNP Shadow Minister for Employment Fiona Simpson has slammed the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s mature aged worker boost as little more than a photo opportunity.
“Annastacia Palaszczuk’s mature aged worker boost payment was a six-month sugar hit that delivered little more than a media release,” Ms Simpson said.
“Queensland suffers from the nation’s worst unemployment rate and Annastacia Palaszczuk is doing little to create jobs for Queenslanders.
“Labor’s decision to cut the Back to Work program on the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Brisbane and Toowoomba has thrown vulnerable mature aged workers back on the dole.
“This is simply unacceptable.”
LNP Shadow Minister for Seniors Dr Christian Rowan said Annastacia Palaszczuk needed to do more to support Queensland’s mature aged workers.
“Job insecurity is a huge risk for our mature workers and Annastacia Palaszczuk needs to be doing more to support such workers,” Dr Rowan said.
“It is clear Annastacia Palaszczuk and her Employment Minister are more focused on photo opportunities, than creating a plan to get mature aged workers back to work.”
Labor’s Mature Aged Worker Boost policy ended on June 30 and was subject to availability of funds*