Malcolm Turnbull must immediately rule out any new cuts to Family Tax Benefits.
Today, the Liberals will amend their own legislation to remove the harshest of Malcolm Turnbull’s cuts to families.
Less than six weeks after his unfair cuts were introduced, Malcolm Turnbull has been forced to accept he cannot get them through the Parliament.
But the future of these cuts is still unclear.
Is Malcom Turnbull still committed to his cuts to single parents, grandparent carers and family tax benefit supplements?
If Malcolm Turnbull is, some single parent families will lose as much as $5,000 a year.
1.6 million families and 3 million children will be hurt.
If he isn’t, he needs to take these cuts out of the Budget immediately.
As 2015 draws to an end, Australian families deserve to know whether they will face these cuts again in 2016.
Labor has been fighting the Liberal’s attack on Australian families since Budget night 2014.
First they tried to take $8.5 billion out of the pockets of Australian families.
Labor fought those cuts, and we won.
This year they tried again, introducing a new package of around $4.8 billion in cuts.
Today, it appears Labor has defeated these cuts as well.
But families need certainty as they go into the Christmas period.
Malcom Turnbull must take his unfair cuts to families out of the Budget immediately, and for good.
THURSDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2015