Queensland’s economy is the strongest in the nation. The 2022-23 Report on State Finances shows that Queensland’s economy continued to grow over the last financial year, delivering a record surplus of $13.93 billion for 2022-23.
While Queensland’s budget position is strong, the pressure on household budgets is crippling.
Now is the time to give Queenslanders a fair share of the state’s prosperity.
Financial pressure on low-income households can be alleviated by ending Queensland’s housing crisis and reducing the cost of living. Investing in services, including to give all children a good start, diverting children under the age of 14 from the justice system and building the capacity of domestic and family violence services will ensure help is there when Queenslanders need it the most.