The Member for Melton, Don Nardella MLA has urged the Napthine government to do more to increase employment opportunities in Melbourne’s outer West and West generally especially given the recent announcement of the proposed closures of a number of key manufacturing industries. .
Whilst, unemployment in regional Victoria has skyrocketed, from 5.7 to 6.5 per cent.
Mr Nardella said:
Nearly 10,000 jobs were lost last month.
The rate for those employed has dropped dramatically since the Napthine government came to office.
There has been a decline in those employed in Victoria from 662,600 to 653,200 in the last month alone.
Under Denis Napthine, no job is safe.
Denis Napthine is too busy holding together his dysfunctional Government than worrying about the real employment crisis in regional Victoria.
Denis Napthine’s dysfunctional Liberal Government won’t release a jobs plan and can’t admit there’s a problem, but locals know better.
Under Denis Napthine, regional Victoria – home to 25 per cent of Victoria’s population – gets only 4 per cent of funding for major projects.