Wednesday, 5 December 2018
Statements by Members
With the national accounts released again today, we see the Australian economy is rock-solid and growing. But we have to remember, of course, that the strong economy we have is not the endgame by any stretch; it's the means by which we can deliver infrastructure and provide vital services. Take the Sunshine Coast, for instance. Unless we have a strong economy, we wouldn't be seeing $3 billion being spent on the Bruce Highway. We wouldn't be seeing $390 million on the North Coast line. We wouldn't be seeing a $181 million concessional loan for the international airport. We wouldn't be seeing the record spending on hospitals, schools, bulk billing and the PBS. At the end of the day, a strong economy is what ensures we can deliver the infrastructure and have the services.
Those opposite haven't got a clue when it comes to the economy. They never have had. They've never known how to manage an economy.