Senate debates

Wednesday, 8 March 2023

Questions without Notice


2:10 pm

Photo of Katy GallagherKaty Gallagher (ACT, Australian Labor Party, Minister for the Public Service) Share this | Hansard source

This is another one that the opposition are opposed to. We inherited a budget with a $50 billion structural deficit, with pressures coming to us—a trillion dollars of Liberal Party debt, debt that had doubled before the pandemic hit. This is the budget we inherited. All of the very modest changes that we're making, including closing some tax loopholes and protecting the integrity of the tax system through the changes we're making to franked dividends, the opposition is opposed to. It is something that raises a very modest $200 million when implemented. Again, they're the 'no-alition' with their head in the sand. They don't want to pay for anything. They don't want budget repair. They don't want to fix the energy crisis. They don't want to support energy power bill relief. They don't want to support housing for women. They don't want to support Aussie jobs.


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