House debates

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Statements by Members

Family Payments, Goods and Services Tax

1:41 pm

Photo of Stephen JonesStephen Jones (Throsby, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development and Infrastructure) Share this | Hansard source

All of them are going to stand up and vote for it, and I guarantee that they will not be writing back to their electors saying, 'I stand for this $726 cut to your family tax benefit.'

On top of that, over 9½ thousand families in my electorate are going to have their family tax benefit part B cut to the tune of $354 per annum. This is going to be on top of the increased costs due to the government's plan to jack up the GST by over 50 per cent. This means $4,000 per annum to these households. What is obvious and what all of those opposite are going to be voting for is increased costs to these families. Clearly, there is more folly than holly in the plans for Christmas under these Liberals.


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