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Labor’s ‘Back to Work’ Fund failing

Labor promised 100,000 full-time jobs within two years.

"The Back To Work Act – will support the creation of 100,000 full time jobs and will be introduced during the first sitting week of the new Parliament."

Source: Daniel Andrews media statement - 6 October 2014

"The plan will help create up to 100,000 new jobs in Victoria over the next two years."

Source: Back to Work - Victorian Labor's Plan for 100,000 Jobs

Jobs data source: ABS Labour Force figures - employed full-time persons, seasonally adjusted series (download table 5 and refer to Column S in Data1 tab)

Comments from the Shadow Minister for Young Victorians Steph Ryan:

"Today's announcement is a stark reminder that Daniel Andrews is failing to deliver on his promise to deliver 100,000 full-time jobs in Victoria within two years of coming to office.

"The real issue here is that since Daniel Andrews came to office there are 6,000 fewer full-time jobs in Victoria.

"Daniel Andrews' announcement doesn't address the needs of the most vulnerable young people - given it relies on participants having completed their secondary school education."