NATS IN OPEN REVOLT ON FAMILY PAYMENTS CUTS

Divisions in the Abbott Government over its $5.5 billion cuts to family payments have turned into open revolt, as the Nationals continue to call on their own Government to drop its $5.5 billion in cuts to family payments.

Divisions in the Abbott Government over its $5.5 billion cuts to family payments have turned into open revolt, as the Nationals continue to call on their own Government to drop its $5.5 billion in cuts to family payments.

 

This is just another sign of the chaos at the heart of the Abbott Government, just four weeks out from the budget.

 

If the Nationals don’t support these cuts, why should the Australian people?

 

This week Nationals Senators Matt Canavan, Bridget McKenzie, Barry O'Sullivan and John Williams publically demanded Tony Abbott reverse his cuts to Family Tax Benefit Part B made in last year’s budget.

 

This includes the plan to kick families off Family Tax Benefit Part B when their youngest child turns six.

 

Because of last year’s budget, single income families on around $65,000 will be as much as $6,000 a year worse off.

 

This is an extraordinary attack on the living standards of low and middle income families.

 

Since last year’s budget, Labor has been calling on the Abbott Government to scrap its cuts to families – including single income families.  

 

Scott Morrison should listen to Labor. 

 

He should listen to the National Party members of his own Government.

 

Above all he should listen to Australian families and scrap his unfair cuts to family payments.

 

Labor will continue to oppose these cuts in the Senate until they are scrapped forever.

 FRIDAY, 10 APRIL 2015

 

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