Courier-Mail State Affairs Editor Steven Wardill has written a great article on where the Palaszczuk Government is placed on its fifth anniversary today, Premier’s support plunges to same level as Bligh bloodbath, in which he quotes me:
One of Queensland’s most respected economists, Gene Tunny, said voters had been patiently waiting for the Government to steer the state to better times but it hasn’t happened.
Check out Steven’s article in today’s Courier-Mail for the rest of my comments, although if you’re a regular reader of my blog you won’t be surprised by them. The big problem this government has always had is that it’s been constrained by the existing high state debt and lacked the political cover it could have had to invest much more in infrastructure because, unlike governments in NSW and Victoria, it rejected asset sales/leases. I made this point to Steve Austin when he interviewed me in the Queensland Legislative Council chamber on the first parliamentary day of the Palaszczuk Government in March 2015:
Speaking with 612 ABC Brisbane’s Steve Austin on the Palaszczuk Government’s first day of parliament in March 2015.