NEW FIGURES SHOW BUDGET LEAVES ALMOST ONE IN TWO FAMILIES WORSE OFF

June 18, 2015


 

Reports today have revealed that Tony Abbott and Scott Morrison’s Families Package will leave almost half of Australia’s families worse off.

 

New analysis by the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling shows 44 per cent – over 1.4 million families – will be worse off.

 

Tony Abbott’s second budget is just as unfair as his first, and will hit low and middle income families the hardest.

 

80 per cent of families with children earning below $75,000 will lose out overall.

 

Six out of seven families who receive Family Tax Benefits will be worse off because of the Government’s child care changes and Family Tax Benefit cuts.

 

One in ten families receiving Family Tax Benefit will be over $4,000 a year worse off.

 

The Government’s child care changes will push some families out of the child care system altogether, while others will have their access cut in half.

 

By linking child care changes to Family Tax Benefit cuts, Tony Abbott and Scott Morrison are holding families to ransom.

 

Tony Abbott promised not to fix his budget at the expense of the family budget – but that was a lie.

 

Low and middle income families, and children who need access to early education and care, will be hurt the most by Tony Abbott’s Budget.

 

THURSDAY, 18 JUNE 2015

 

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