World news – Damn data shows the state’s low COVID spending


Annastacia Palaszczuk has been accused of having changed the Queenslanders on short notice. New figures show the state spent the lowest amount on COVID-19 stimuli in the country despite calling for more Commonwealth cash.

Bombshell’s new figures show that the federal government has provided $ 27.9 billion in direct economic assistance to Queensland households and businesses – more than three times the $ 8.8 billion in health and economic measures spent by the state government .

The amazing reveal comes after Ms. Palaszczuk called on the federal government to extend their $ 101.3 billion JobKeeper program beyond March or risk thousands of Queensland companies going bankrupt.

Their demand sparked a stinging reprimand from Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, who said the Commonwealth had played its part.

« The Morrison government provided the people of Queensland with unprecedented economic support during the COVID crisis, multiple times what has been done at the state level, » he said.

« As the largest economic support program in Australian history, JobKeeper has always been designed as a temporary payment.

« A number of other federal government economic support measures will continue to benefit the Queenslanders. »

The courier email also revealed that JobKeeper payments totaling $ 14.6 billion were made to more than 190,000 organizations representing 650,000 employees across Queensland.

New data shows that the Queensland federal government has pledged $ 251 billion, or 13 percent of GDP, for direct economic assistance, six and a half times more than the 2 percent of the state government’s gross national product (GSP) spent.

It is assumed that 2 percent of the GSP is the lowest level of COVID stimulus announcements by any state or area government.

« The JobMaker, which will suspend loans, tax cuts, investment incentives and infrastructure investments, among other things, will help create jobs as our economic recovery continues, » he said.

Ms. Palaszczuk said on Wednesday: « There is no doubt that hundreds, if not thousands, of tourism companies will go under » if JobKeeper is cut in March.

Their appeal was backed by Cairns tourism and business leaders, who feared those who survive would only do so by cutting their workforce and increasing the state’s leading unemployment rate of 7.5 percent.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison previously turned down a widespread JobKeeper extension but confirmed that the federal government is considering expanding support to the hardest hit sectors.


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