Unemployment hits 12-year high. Now is not the time to be saying no to new projects & investment.

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14 August 17, 1:55pm Santos-ENGIE South Australian gas supply deal is latest demonstration of gas industry commitment to domestic market https://t.co/ZPEfyOYPcQ
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11 August 17, 2:56pm LNG export controls would jeopardise the future investment that is needed to maintain gas supply. #auspol https://t.co/YoXidSQXkS
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11 August 17, 2:29pm QLD LNG industry has delivered large-scale development of #CSG. Making big contribution to economy & energy security https://t.co/YoXidSQXkS
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4 August 17, 3:42pm LNG exports to surge over next 2 years. Expected to contribute almost ½ percentage point to annual GDP growth: RBA https://t.co/f7hCoofnbu
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New figures show Australia’s unemployment rate has shot to its highest in 12 years, on the back of the biggest single monthly rise since 1990.

Youth unemployment has gone past 20%, while our national unemployment rate is worse than that of the United States for the first time since early 2007.

Now is not the time to be saying no to new oil and gas projects in Australia.

The Australian petroleum industry is currently building $200 billion worth of new projects; an investment that has already delivered more than 100,000 jobs across the Australian economy.

Yet the industry can do more still. There are tens of billions worth of projects under consideration, that could deliver thousands of new Australian jobs.

UNEMPLOYMENT RATES

June 2014 July 2014
National 6.1% 6.4%
WA 5.0% 5.2%
NSW 5.7% 5.9%
Queensland 6.3% 6.8%
Victoria 6.3% 7.0%
SA 7.3% 7.2%
Tasmania 7.3% 7.6%