In 2006, David O’Byrne organised a media conference where concerned mortgagees talked about the collapse in property values caused by minority government
Well Mr O’Byrne, your dire predictions about collapsing property values under a minority government have come true. Property prices fell by 7.3 percent last year alone and rental vacancy rates have doubled.
Mr O’Byrne was so concerned about falling property prices that he was prepared to organise media conferences about the issue in 2006, yet now he has gone deathly silent on the issue and refuses to even accept that Tasmania is in a recession.
Under his Green-Labor minority Government we’ve seen unemployment rise to the highest in the nation, people leave the state in droves, business confidence collapse and the State’s economy thrown into recession. Yet Minister O’Byrne has no solutions because according to him there isn’t even a problem.
Only a majority Hodgman Liberal Government can fix the mess, because only the Liberals accept that Tasmania is in a recession.
Our economic blueprint for a self-reliant Tasmania, is a plan to support and build the pillars of our economy and to focus government on the essentials - health education, public safety and critical infrastructure.
By growing a strong Tasmanian economy we can fix the budget mess created by the Labor-Green minority Government and generate the wealth needed to create jobs and fund essential services.