Senate debates

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Questions without Notice


2:09 pm

Photo of Michaelia CashMichaelia Cash (WA, Liberal Party, Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business) Share this | Hansard source

The answer is actually yes, and it is, of course, the policies of the Australian Labor Party, policies that were comprehensively rejected by the Australian people on 18 May, because the Australian people understood that $387 billion in additional taxes being imposed on the economy would see job losses in Australia.

Colleagues, the reality is that if those opposite had been elected, as of 1 July this year, their retiree tax, their superannuation tax and their tax on family businesses would have taken affect. We were elected as a job-creating government, and we will continue to put in place the economic framework and the economic policies to ensure that the businesses out there are able to prosper, grow and create more jobs for Australians, because businesses create jobs. Again, with today's labour force figures, a record number of Australians are in employment. (Time expired)


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