Only four per cent of Australians benefit from this cash refund system, but all of us pay for it. And 80 per cent of the benefit goes to the wealthiest 20 per cent of retirees. This system costs Australia $5.9bn, more than the federal govt spends on public schools. Soon it will cost us $8bn. … Continue reading Briefing: Some facts on dividend imputation
MCCORMACK INSULTS THE MID-NORTH COAST'S UNEMPLOYED Unemployed people in Port, Coffs, Kempsey and on the mid-north coast should pick up the phone and call the National Party today asking where they can start work tomorrow. The Leader of the National Party and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack today told Parliament in Question Time: “If you … Continue reading News Release: McCormack insults the mid-north coast’s unemployed.
THE COFFS HARBOUR BYPASS COVER-UP CONTINUES The NSW National Party candidate for the state seat of Coffs Harbour, Gurmesh Singh, last night made two key statements at the Coffs Harbour Bypass Action Group candidates’ forum. These statements require immediate clarification from the federal government. First, Mr Singh confirmed what was in the leaked draft media … Continue reading News Release: The Coffs Harbour Bypass cover-up continues
For most young families in Australia, the dream of purchasing and owning their own home is almost completely out of reach. Working and middle-class families are increasingly being priced out of the housing market. Ownership rates for young people aged 25-34 have spiralled downwards in recent years from 60% to 48%. Young people are being … Continue reading Briefing: Capital Gains Tax and negative gearing
Beware of those claiming credit for Labor's investments in health in Cowper. It was Labor that funded two of the biggest hospital redevelopments in the area in the past decade - Port Macquarie and Kempsey hospitals. Port Macquarie Hospital Health Minister, Nicola Roxon, Rudd Labor Government, 2010 Budget, $96 million, NSW Government: $8 million News … Continue reading Blog: Hospital funding facts
POLITICS IN COWPER I am fighting for a better deal on employment, environment, equality and integrity in politics. These are the key issues in Cowper. We need more than just infrastructure here. We also need a vision, services and assistance for the people of Port, Coffs, Kempsey and the mid-north coast. People like Labor's positive … Continue reading News Release: Politics in Cowper.
COFFS HARBOUR BYPASS - VERSION 2.0 Today’s announcement on the Coffs Harbour Bypass is a humiliating and embarrassing backdown by the federal and state Liberal-National Party governments. The National Party has been shamed into today’s announcement. The National Party botched this; mislead the people; divided the community; caused much anger and again delayed this critical … Continue reading News Release: Coffs Harbour Bypass Version 2.0
Friends, I know these people are well intentioned but the only people they are helping is the current government of Australia. And I would say to everyone gathered here that I’ve waited as Opposition Leader for the next election, forfive years and two months and if I’ve got to wait a couple more minutes, well … Continue reading Blog: Bill Shorten’s address to ALP National Conference
Sources The Conversation - fact check Australian Government Monthly Financial Statement - October 2018 Australian Government Monthly Financial Statement - September 2013 Updated: 14 December 2018