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Families paying price from coalition chaos

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People on the north coast have had enough of the Abbott Liberal-National government’s chaos and division.

Tony Abbott promised he would run a stable and united government. This is his biggest broken promise yet.

Tony Abbott might have dodged a leadership spill for now but the Liberals and Nationals remain deeply divided.

Local families and the local economy are paying the price for its chaos.

It doesn’t matter who leads the Liberals and Nationals – it’s what they stand for that’s the problem.

The Liberal National government has launched an unprecedented attack on low and middle income Australians through: a new GP Tax, qn increased petrol tax, $100,000 university degrees, cuts to pensions and family support, and $80 billion in cuts to schools and hospitals

Every single member of the Abbott Cabinet voted to support this unfair and destructive budget.

The only way to change the unfair Budget is to change the government.

While the Liberal National government fights with itself, Labor will keep fighting for the people hurt by the government’s broken promises.

Labor is focused on policies that will support living standards, support jobs and help families with the cost of living.

Labor believes in a strong and growing economy that delivers for all Australians and doesn’t leave people behind.

Justine Elliot, MP for Richmond

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  1. Labour’s budget strategy was released by Chris Bowen on QandA on Monday night: “Joe Hockey will never have a budget surplus”. That’s it.

    Labour is ideologically opposed to any measure that will reign in budget spending, including $25billion in cuts they would have introduced themselves (or at least one of their leaders said they would). Not because it’s “good for the country”, but because their own treasurer couldn’t balance the budget in 6 years, despite continually promising to do so.

    You may be opposed to the budget measures announced by the coalition, but what, specifically, will Labour do to balance the budget?


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