Senate debates

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Questions without Notice

G20 Leaders Summit

2:02 pm

Photo of Mathias CormannMathias Cormann (WA, Liberal Party, Vice-President of the Executive Council) Share this | Hansard source

The Treasurer, of course, every single day continues to work on making our economy stronger, making sure that more jobs are created across the Australian economy and making sure that the budget is in the strongest possible foundation trajectory for the future so families around Australia have the best possible opportunity to get ahead. We want to ensure, among other things, that we can secure the necessary funding for important government services in health and education—you name it—without the need to increase taxes. We know that, under the Labor Party, taxes will go up by about $200 billion, which will hurt investment, which will hurt growth, which will put jobs at risk and which will put the budget at risk. That is, of course, precisely what Labor did last time. So the Treasurer has a lot of domestic responsibilities in relation to implementing our plan for a stronger economy and more jobs and to repair the budget. Given my past experience— (Time expired)

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