Queenslanders helped hand another victory to the coalition at the federal election, but Labor's Jim Chalmers says the state wants "deeds, not words" from Scott Morrison on the economy.
The shadow treasurer says that is one of the messages he took from a road trip through central and north Queensland with Labor senator Anthony Chisholm to unpack why the party lost voters at the poll.
"We need a government that takes responsibility for the economy, and brings people together in a common cause," Dr Chalmers will tell the National Press Club in Canberra on Tuesday.
"That's what so many of the people Anthony Chisholm and I met on our 2800km drive through central and north Queensland want.
"They all have their own ideas for what Labor should have done and what the government should be doing now. But, broadly, they want a government of deeds, not words."
In a speech to business leaders in Perth on Monday, Mr Morrison said his government would examine Australia's international relations system and consider dumping some red tape for businesses.
The reforms would be aimed revving up Australia's economy.
But Dr Chalmers believes the government lacks a coherent fiscal policy.
He has also accused Treasurer Josh Frydenberg - who has been in Japan, Europe, the UK and US - of pinning too much blame for the Australian economy's struggles on global conditions.
"The treasurer's comments from overseas, solely attributing Australia's economic woes to international conditions, ignoring the warning signs in our domestic economy, were disappointing, but not especially surprising," he will say.
The shadow treasurer said Labor will take its time to form the policies it believes could help turn things around if it wins the next election in 2022.
"In the meantime, we'll do our part as the opposition - to make sure the government does more for the economy than just pretend they're good at managing it."
The speech comes after Labor's shadow cabinet on Monday decided to support the first part of the government's three-stage tax plan, and will also back the second part - albeit with conditions.
The opposition will support the second stage if the government brings it forward to start in the 2019/20 financial year, rather than 2021/22 as planned, and defers legislation on the third part of the plan which is due to start in 2023/24.
The government has made it clear it will not come to the negotiating table.
"We will not split our plan to deliver income tax relief to all working Australians," Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said.
Australian Associated Press