Abbott's 'jobs and growth' sloganeering stops at Vic border

Responding to news that up to 100 shipbuilding jobs based in Williamstown could be lost, Greens industry spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today said Tony Abbott's 'jobs and growth' sloganeering had nothing to offer Victoria.

Mr Bandt called on the Prime Minister to implement the Greens' housing and construction-led industry plan to address the nation's rising unemployment and create jobs in Victoria and across the south-eastern states.

"Tony Abbott has an empty 'jobs and growth' slogan that offers nothing for Victoria," Mr Bandt said.

"We need a long-term plan for the south-eastern states that creates jobs and transitions us to a clean economy."

"The Greens have a plan for Victoria and the south-eastern states that would build 77,500 new houses, fast-track high-speed rail, provide tax relief for manufacturing and boost research and innovation spending."

"It's time that Tony Abbott extends his vision across the Victorian border to create sustainable jobs in the new economy."

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