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Community legal services across the north coast will cease providing vital support services in July following savage budget cuts from the federal government unless they are reverse in the upcoming May budget.
Garth Luke, Mullumbimby. Tim Harrington says that the previous government wasted hundreds of billions of dollars but doesn't provide any evidence for this statement. Just because Liberal supporters repeat this claim does not make it true.
David Gilet, Byron Bay. The federal budget is based on the trickle-down theory of economics – whereby the rich are stimulated by tax cuts and other concessions in the hope that they will increase spending and thus ultimately advantage those less well off.
Tim Harrington, Lennox Head. Justine Elliot needs to come to grips with the acceptance that the hundreds of billions of dollars absolutely wasted by her and her fellow former government members over a six year period from 2007 to 2013 have created the budget problems that necessitated expenditure cutbacks.
Justine Elliot, Member for Richmond.This week in the Federal Parliament National Party members voted to cut age pensions, disability support pensions, veterans’ pensions and carer payments. The National Party also voted to increase petrol prices with their unfair petrol tax.
This week's national conference of local governments has adopted an urgent motion from Tweed Shire Council urging the federal government to abandon plans to scrap rates concessions for pensioners and Seniors Card holders.