Alan Veacock, Cumbalum
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.