LABOR’S BUDGET FAILS FAMILIES IN MITCHELL
Last week, Peter Dutton, Leader of the Opposition, delivered his Budget-in-Reply speech stating the test for the Government was to build on the strong position inherited from the Coalition to address the cost-of-living crisis bearing down Australians.
Labor has failed this test.
This budget does nothing to assist your family budget.
This budget fails families in Mitchell at a time when they really need a plan to address cost of living pressures.
This budget confirms that for families in Mitchell:
- Your cost of living is going up.
- Your power prices are going up (by more than 50%).
- Your gas prices are going up (by 40%).
- Taxes are going up (with $142 billion more receipts to be collected).
- Unemployment is forecast to go up.
- Real wages are forecast to go down.
- Interest rates are continuing to go up.
It’s a high-taxing and high-spending budget that does nothing to help you or your family get ahead.
Just before the election, the Prime Minister told Australians that they “will be better off under a Labor government.”
In fact, by Christmas, the average Australian family will be at least $2,000 worse off.
The Coalition wants Australia to do well, but we are being hampered by a new government with no economic plan for the future.
Australians deserve better from a government that promised so much, but in its first economic test, has delivered very little.