Treasurer Jackie Trad has told Queenslanders theyll have to swallow rising debt if they want more jobs and better hospitals.
Ms Trad delivered her second budget on Tuesday, announcing a surplus for 2019/20 but with a sting: mounting state debt.
Its a $7.3 billion debt increase Queenslanders have to accept.
But Ms Trad says the rise in debt is manageable and necessary to keep people employed, help create more jobs and the states $350 billion economy turning over.
We know how critical it is that government spends in regional economies, she said.
We need to be doing that and we are unapologetic about it. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says the government must deliver services no matter where people live.
We will continue to invest in everything th…