‘… but rather we built a cricket oval’.
So now I’m watching Bill Shorten on Sky spruiking Jay Weatherill’s government. He literally said, rather build a sports stadium than a museum. Okay – different people value different things but that goes to the heart of the problem. The private sector should be building sports stadiums not the government.
Anyway, first question to Shorten was why should we believe Labor of unemployment when the two highest unemployment rates are in those states with Labor governments? Good question – bad answer. Shorten produced a stat along the lines that there has been a job lost every three minutes since Tony Abbott become prime minister. That is a great line, but not the answer to the question (a Type III error).
So looking at the seasonally adjusted unemployment figures over this century it becomes clear that unemployment in those two states has tended to be above the national average. (The Tasmanian figures are anomalous in the period 2008 – 2009, I suspect that was due to small sample size estimation issues).