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In reply to a great letter from Helen Cust (7 October), she must have had an insight into Albo’s budget reply speech, when he highlighted the appalling misrepresentation, (and outright lies) the coalition has been perpetrating about Kevin Rudd’s Labor government’s successful fiscal handling of the Global Financial Crisis.

Albo delivered an outstanding budget reply speech, pointing out all the usual marketing spin by the PM: the usual heavily weighted tax cuts towards the wealthy that almost completely ignored older workers and, most of all, women in the workforce. Analysis from the National Centre for Social and Economic modelling in Canberra, on Morrison’s budget, show that high-income households will receive up to 10 times more in tax cuts than low-income households.

Not just prepared to criticise Morrison’s recession and economic mishandling, resulting in record debt and deficit, Albo went to great lengths to outline a real plan for Australia. He outlined that, under Labor, Australia would become more self-sufficient in manufacturing, ensure lower income families are not continually left behind – by promising to fix expensive childcare for good, and address the appalling understaffing of aged care due to coalition underfunding and mismanagement. A long overdue plan for Australia’s transition to renewable energy by updating the national electricity grid was also laid out.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Yes, Alan … Helen Cust’s “Virus V GST” 11th October, was & still is,
    a very sane & sensible coverage of Albo’s Budget Speech & we ought
    not to forget either one. I’m pleased to have said my piece as well.

  2. If a election were to be held now it would be even a greater margin for the Coalition !! Seriously Albo is a nice Bloke !! But a labor leader he is not .
    Labor have lost the plot , they were once a party
    For the workers blue Collar especially.
    Not anymore ! Even the Unions have Major concerns as to the path and policies labor has put forward for the Future. As for Albo’s budget Response, well it was not very much indifferent to the Coalition’s , “Spend more tax more”

  3. Okay, so you may as well say the ANZ world reasoning is without reason. Or
    the Brit PM isn’t sane. N.Z. has gone loco & Qld won’t end up with a Labor-Green
    Party. Have a nice day. Wale-up calls are all over.

  4. Labor – blue collar workers – they wouldn’t have a clue.
    Keating sold out Australia – float the dollar, sell the Commonwealth bank – this was done to help out his billionaire mates and foreign Governments – it worked and totally screwed Australian workers. Just as Bill Clinton did in the USA – sold out to the highest bidder.
    Keating has ended up working where he belongs, with his masters the Chinese Government.
    Labor – full of lawyers parachuted into safe seats and failed union hacks – none of them have any idea of working people. Andrews in Victoria is just one of many politicians who have NEVER had a real job.
    Albo – you have to be kidding, just another career politician trapped in the Canberra bubble and captive to big business and foreign governments.
    I am a blue collar worker and despise the corrupt labor party – they have deliberately destroyed working conditions to help out their mates and donors.
    TRAITORS

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