Lara Giddings' is clearly too embarrassed to acknowledge that Tasmania is in a recession on her watch, and it's not surprising given the Green-Labor Government is causing it.
Tasmania is in recession with two consecutive quarters of negative growth and an unemployment rate that is the highest in the nation at 7.2 per cent.
Leading economist Saul Eslake has confirmed Tasmania is in recession, a view backed up today by economic commentator Bruce Flemingham*; "we are the only region of the nation to go into recession."
The disastrous forest deal is costing Tasmanians their jobs, and the uncertainty caused by this compromised Green-Labor Government is causing people to leave the state and look for opportunities elsewhere.
The unstable political situation and 'green tape' is also resulting in record low business and consumer confidence.
The Green-Labor experiment is destroying Tasmania.
Rather than a Premier with her head in the sand, Tasmania needs a strong majority Liberal government.
We have an economic blueprint for a self-reliant Tasmania, with 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.