Newman is digging in wrong hole

by Matt Grudnoff in The Courier-Mail
Originally published in The Courier-Mail on May 27, 2012

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?

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