Daniel Andrews Back to Work Scheme a spectacular failure for Regional Victoria

Member for Ripon Louise Staley has accused the Andrews Government of failing drought-ravaged people in Victoria after new figures revealed Labor’s Back to Work scheme has fallen well short of it’s promise of 100,000 full-time jobs within two years, delivering only one job in drought affected Victoria.

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas has moved to distance himself from Daniel Andrew’s promise, claiming the promise of 100,000 full-time jobs within two years was not a promise but merely a “Stretch target.”

This goes against Victorian Labor’s media release at the time in which Daniel Andrews unequivocally committed to creating 100,000 full-time jobs in 2 years.

(Sources:  Daniel Andrews media statement - 6 October 2014; Back to Work - Victorian Labor's Plan for 100,000 Jobs.)

Recently released figures have revealed that Back to Work scheme has only created 5,083 so far, and only one single job has being created in the drought affect areas of regional Victoria, which includes, Northern Grampians Shire, Central Goldfields Shire, Loddon, Shire and Buloke Shire.

Ms Staley said, Daniel Andrews, broken election promise was a huge betrayal to drought-ravaged communities across regional Victoria.

“Regional Victorians continue to suffer through the drought while a distracted Andrews Government bungles more key policies, Country Victoria cannot afford to be ignored any longer.” Ms Staley said.

“Local communities are hurting, only being able to secure one single job through this program proves that Daniel Andrews and Labor don’t care about Regional Victoria.”

“This city-centric Government has failed local communities suffering through this drought; they need real leadership not broken promises and buck passing.”

“This dismal result proves this government has no plan for regional Victoria.”