Education and Health are expected to be the key features of Queensland’s budget, when it’s handed down this afternoon.
Treasurer Cameron Dick will deliver his second state budget today, promising a record investment when it comes to the two sectors.
Other investments already revealed include a massive $1 billion to build another 10 schools across the state by 2024, and half a billion dollars for training programs to help unemployed Queenslanders secure jobs.
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According to newscorp, it will also include an additional $541 million for education and $20 million to help survivors of domestic violence.
While there will also be a huge spend on capital infrastructure, as well as a focus on creating jobs for young Queenslanders.
“My main priority has been to keep Queenslanders safe during the pandemic and now we want to make sure that we continue with our strong economic plan,” Annastacia Palaszczuk told reporters on Monday.
“Of course there will be a huge spend on capital infrastructure as well.”
In last year’s budget, the state’s debt was forecast to hit $113 billion by 2021-2022 and $130 billion by 2023-24.
However, Mr Dick is expected to today announce that the state is in a much better position.
“The numbers are looking good for Queensland… debt will be lower, deficits will be lower,” he said.
“And that’s the dividend that we will be returning to Queenslanders through increased services, through more infrastructure and through a large number of jobs.”
The State Budget will be handed down at 2.00pm this afternoon.