Premier Weatherill’s over-spruiked China trip has amounted to a Rann style movie deal and the net loss of eight koalas.
Premier Weatherill spruiked the trip as being about growing jobs:
“…so it’s all about jobs. It’s about growing prosperity with the second largest economy in the world, soon to be the first largest economy…”
Premier Weatherill returns from this Rannesque trip with nothing to show but a Rannesque appearance on Chinese TV spruiking a movie deal similar to a 2008 Rann announcement.
Premier Weatherill’s empty China trip concludes an horrific week for the Weatherill Labor Government.
• Premier Weatherill and Minister O’Brien have been caught out publicly disagreeing with each other for the third separate occasion this year.
• Earlier in the week two reports, Deloitte Access Economics Business Outlook and Commsec’s report, painted a grim picture of Labor’s economic management and forecast an even bleaker future.
• Premier Weatherill also admitted to over spruiking the $1 billion cancelled Arafura Resources’ Whyalla processing plant that was spruiked by Labor as creating 1,000 jobs.
“Premier Weatherill is guilty of over spruiking the economy, over spruiking major projects, over spruiking the Holden jobs package, over spruiking his ability to generate employment, and over spruiking his trip to China,” said Shadow Minister for Health Rob Lucas.
“Premier Weatherill must return to South Australia with his priorities in order. It is time to end the spin and stop the over spruik.
“Over spruiking abroad is as transparent as over spruiking at home. South Australians are wise to the act and sick of the spin.”