The Berejiklian Government has let another 300 jobs slip through its hands as the Victorian Labor Government secures Australia’s largest air conditioning manufacturer Seely International.
Seely International will relocate from its current base at Albury, across the Murray to Wodonga where it will expand its operations in a major boost for Victoria’s North East.
This move allows Victorian Labor Premier Daniel Andrews to continue to crow about his Government’s Investment Attraction and Assistance Program and having Australia’s lowest payroll tax.
Shadow Treasurer Ryan Park last month highlighted the fact that multinational businesses were bypassing NSW to set up their Australian headquarters in Victoria including e-commerce company Alibaba, cloud-based accounting company Xero and technology company Go Pro.
Figures from both local and foreign investment show 2, 350 tech jobs have been created in Victoria since 2014 while NSW continues to miss out
The multiple rebuffs came after the Liberal National’s plan for a technology hub at White Bay Power Station collapsed when Google backed away from negotiations to move its headquarters to the Rozelle site because it could not be guaranteed public transport options.
Labor says it is not just businesses heading interstate as the latest ABS data shows 12, 822 more people leaving in droves for other states and territories in the 12 months to December 2016.
Quotes attributable to Shadow Treasurer Ryan Park
“Another 300 jobs that could have stayed in NSW and the Victorian Government pinches them before our very eyes.
“The Berejiklian Government has once again revealed their failure at keeping jobs in NSW and it’s no wonder people are leaving in droves for other states and territories.
“The Premier has done nothing to bring down the cost of living in NSW while at the same time there’s been no wage increases and businesses are frankly being offered better incentives to set up shop down south.”