Qld treasurer denies talking down economy

Qld treasurer denies talking down economy

AAP Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt became the latest, after telling parliament on Thursday the state economy had slid into recession in the second half of 2014. Mr Pitt was having a crack at the previous Liberal National Party government, which lost the January election, but his comments have backfired. Business groups and economists say only Australian Bureau of Statistics figures, rather tha…

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