Australians need secure well-paying jobs. It’s clear we’re not going to get that from this government. After eight long years of making cuts and cutting wages, they’re gearing up for an election and have handed down a budget that does not plan for the future, only for an election.
The Liberals and Nationals have left millions of Australians behind.
Their aged care policy is inadequate and ignores recommendations from the Royal Commission.
Their child care policy will help just 1 in 10 families while Labor's will benefit 9 in 10 families.
The centrepiece of their jobs policy, the JobMaker Hiring Credit, promised 450,000 jobs. They could only deliver 1,000.
Just because the recession could have been worse, doesn’t mean the recovery can’t be better.
After eight long years of making cuts to services and cutting wages, the Government has handed down a budget that does not plan for the future, only for an election.
This Budget, like the last, is a missed opportunity.