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MORE EXCUSES FROM THE LIBERALS ON THE ECONOMY

September 02, 2019

MORE EXCUSES FROM THE LIBERALS ON THE ECONOMY

When it comes to blame-shifting and finger-pointing these latest excuses for economic mismanagement are a new low even for the Liberals.

Today’s comments from the Treasurer show that after six years and in the Liberals’ third term they want Australians to believe the slowing economy is somehow everybody else’s fault.

It’s not good enough for Scott Morrison to dismiss the domestic economy’s longstanding home-grown weaknesses as ‘a difficult quarter’.

On his watch Australia has the slowest growth in a decade, stagnant wages, productivity in decline, record household debt, high underemployment, and declining living standards and all he’s promising is more of the same.

These challenges were obvious before the election and they’ve become more pressing since the election.

Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg have no plan to turn the floundering economy around.

One of the reasons the economy is underperforming is because the Liberals have a political strategy but not an economic policy.

If the National Accounts are soft again they’ll have nobody to blame but themselves.

More of the same finger-pointing and blame-shifting won’t get the economy moving again.

The Government must bring forward a budget update to properly outline an economic program that supports the floundering economy and better safeguards it from global risks.

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