Cairns youth unemployment rate soars again

Shadow Treasurer and Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt said new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed youth unemployment in Cairns had soared again to 21.3% in November. “This is the ‘no plan’ Newman Government when it comes to jobs and economic growth,”...

Boost for local sporting clubs

Eight local sporting clubs have received a funding boost in the latest round of the Queensland Government’s Get Going program. Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt said Get Going provides funding to support not-for-profit local grass roots sport and recreation...

Mid-Year update must address Newman’s jobs deficit

Shadow Treasurer Curtis Pitt, says Tim Nicholls must specify when the Newman Government will deliver on its 4% unemployment rate promise when he delivers the mid-year fiscal and economic review. “Today’s Westpac Coast to Coast Report is yet more evidence of the...

LNP delivers grim Christmas for job seekers

Shadow Treasurer Curtis Pitt says there is no end-of-year joy for job seekers in today’s Queensland unemployment figures. “Almost three years after promising to have our state heading towards a 4% jobless rate, all the LNP has delivered is a 6.9% rate seasonally...