TURNBULL NOW OWNS CUTS TO FAMILY TAX BENEFITS

Yesterday these were Tony Abbott's cuts to families - today they are officially Malcolm Turnbull's cuts to families.

Labor is pleased to have secured a win for families by forcing the Abbott-Turnbull Government to back down on the freeze to family tax benefit rates.  

 

This is a major back down from the government – and it’s all thanks to Labor standing with families since the disastrous 2014 Budget. 

 

But as always with this Liberal Government the devil is in the detail.

 

At first glance it is clear that this package will have some very harsh consequences for some families - including for single parents and grandparent carers.

 

What we do not want to see is hard working Australian families ripped off by out of touch Liberals.

 

I am very concerned about what  some of these cuts will mean for families, and we will be seeking more details from the government on the impacts of these cuts on various types of families.

 

Two years after Tony Abbott first introduced these cuts; Malcolm Turnbull has now assumed ownership of the Liberal cuts.

 

Labor has spent two years fighting for families.

 

The last thing we are going to do is give the Government a rubber stamp on cuts to families.  

 

WEDNESDAY, 21 OCTOBER 2015

 

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