Senate debates

Tuesday, 3 August 2021



3:06 pm

Photo of Nick McKimNick McKim (Tasmania, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

Thank you, Deputy President. This matter is urgent because this is a very recent utter policy capitulation by the Australian Labor Party that will have a massive negative effect on everyone except the absolutely wealthy and superwealthy in this country, and it means that, whether it is the LNP or the ALP that sits on the government benches after the next election, we will see spiralling economic inequality in this country. The rich will get even more rich, and for everyone else the task of making a good life will be made even harder. This cave-in sells out working people by putting nurses and teachers on the same income tax rate as managers and consultants who earn up to $200,000—


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