Thousands have marched in Brisbane's CBD to protest against the Queensland Government's public service job cuts.Campbell Newman's LNP Government handed down the state's first non-Labor budget in 14 years on Tuesday, confirming 14,000 jobs are set to go.
The budget included public service cuts, mining sector tax rises, and little in the way of big new spending measures.
Mr Newman has defended the austere measures, and says today's protests will only mean a day's less pay for workers.
Treasurer Tim Nicholls says it is the most important budget in a generation and sets the scene for Queensland's future prosperity.
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- Define surplus as an actuality is no more accurate to predicting earthquakes... the mentality of our Politicians is unaltered. Economics over Human dignity. Seems the lessons of the GFC the continuing global financial instability has not given pause to practice or considering for a moment the conventional methods may be broken. The surplus is fiction but peoples lives impacted is very real and with unforeseen consequence.