700,000 FAMILIES TO LOSE FAMILY TAX BENEFIT B

June 05, 2014


 More than 700,000 single income and single parent families will lose Family Tax Benefit B over three years as a result of Tony Abbott’s savage cuts to families, because their youngest child is over 6 years old. 

Last night at Senate Estimates the Department of Social Services also revealed that not one Australian family will be better off as a result of Tony Abbott’s budget of broken promises. 

Department of Social Services Deputy Secretary Serena Wilson said: 

“I’m unaware of a circumstance in which as a consequence of a range of budget measures a family would be better off...” 

This confirms that Tony Abbott’s budget will hit Australian families hard. 

On top of these cruel cuts to family benefits, Australian families will also be slugged with new taxes when they go to the doctor or fill their car up with fuel. 

Because of Tony Abbott, a single income family on $65,000 with two children aged 8 and 14 is going to lose over $6,000 per year by 2016. 

Labor will oppose Tony Abbott’s attack on low and middle income families. 

Australian families shouldn’t have to foot the bill for Tony Abbott’s lies. 

THURSDAY, 5 JUNE 2014 

MEDIA CONTACT: ALISTAIR WEBSTER 0413 779 348 

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