Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberals today voted for savage cuts to Australian families by axing family supplements and cutting payments for single parents and grandparent carers.
Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberals voted for cuts that would hurt 1.6 million families and 3 million children.
It is only because of the strength of Labor’s opposition that these savage and unfair cuts did not pass the House of Representatives, with the Government forced to amend their own Bill.
But when it comes to hurting families, Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberals will never, ever give up
L-Plate Minister Christian Porter has confirmed in the Parliament that the Turnbull Government has no intention of scrapping these cuts altogether.
Instead, they will reintroduce these cuts back into the Parliament next week.
This is the clearest sign yet that nothing has changed under Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership of the Liberal Party.
It doesn’t matter who is in charge. The Liberals will always vote to increase the cost of living on families.
Today Labor stood side-by-side with Australian families and fought against these cuts, just like we will fight any increase in the GST.
The only way to stop these cuts and to stop the GST increase is to kick out this Liberal government.
THURSDAY, 26 NOVEMBER 2015