Message from the Treasurer
Queensland’s nation-leading response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to underpin an economic recovery that is recharging our state.
Our economic growth has outstripped the national average and our jobs growth is the strongest of all states and territories.
As our economy grows, our government is committed to creating more jobs in more industries, delivering even better services and protecting the great lifestyle that is synonymous with Queensland’s identity.
The 2022–23 Budget is for all Queenslanders.
It builds capacity across our world-class health system with record funding for new hospitals, hospital expansions, more nurses and doctors, rural and remote healthcare, and mental health.
It backs Queensland’s position as an energy powerhouse, supporting the creation of more of the energy storage that is the key to unlocking our renewable future.
It supports more businesses in industries across traditional and emerging sectors, attracts investment and creates new opportunities.
It’s a budget that recognises cost-of-living pressures and aims to make life a bit easier for Queenslanders through record concessions funding, including energy rebates.
We are delivering on our promises, progressing Queensland’s path to economic growth, returning our budget to balance and reducing our debt profile.
Cameron Dick MP
Minister for Trade and Investment