In his televised address, Premier Campbell Newman warned Queenslanders that spending cuts were needed to rein in debt. This follows his announcement that the state cannot afford to pay 20,000 public-sector workers. But how can this be when Queensland is the second most resource-rich state in the middle of the biggest mining boom in Australia’s history? Shouldn’t the economy be booming?
Tanya Martin Office Manager
Jake Wishart Senior Media Adviser