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Unemployment soaring in Latrobe Valley


The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics have confirmed the extent of the unemployment crisis in the Latrobe Valley under Labor.

Since December 2014, 2002 more people are out of work in the Latrobe Valley.

Quotes attributable to Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Treasurer Neil Angus

“Under Daniel Andrews, there are 2000 more people out of work in the Latrobe Valley and that is before Hazelwood has even closed.

“Labor committed an act of economic vandalism when it tripled the coal tax to close Hazelwood and cost thousands of people their livelihoods and extinguished jobs for future generations.

“People in the Latrobe Valley need jobs to provide for their families, but Daniel Andrews and Labor have no plan to help them.

Quotes attributable to Nationals Member for Morwell Russell Northe

“The city-centric Andrews Labor Government’s anti-jobs policies are making unemployment even worse.”

“Daniel Andrews’ ideological obsessions have rewarded a select few in the inner-city but have completely sold out the Latrobe Valley.”

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