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MORRISON BUDGET A PLAN FOR RE-ELECTION NOT FOR TASMANIA’S FUTURE

03 Apr 2019



JULIE COLLINS MP

SHADOW MINISTER FOR AGEING AND MENTAL HEALTH

MEMBER FOR FRANKLIN

 

BRIAN MITCHELL MP
FEDERAL MEMBER FOR LYONS

 

MORRISON BUDGET A PLAN FOR RE-ELECTION NOT FOR TASMANIA’S FUTURE

 

Tasmanians will be rightly cynical of an election eve Budget that does nothing to fix our state’s crippling health crisis and follows six years of Liberal cuts and chaos.

 

The Liberals’ cuts have led to a crisis in our state’s health and hospital system. The Budget does nothing to fix this health crisis and locks in the Liberals cuts.

 

This isn’t a Budget about Tasmania’s best interests; this is an election document from a desperate Prime Minister looking after his own interests. 

 

It is a short-sighted attempt to win an election and Tasmanians won’t be fooled.

 

There is no plan for wages, no plan to tackle power prices, no plan to address climate change, and no plan for the future.

 

The Liberals will say anything to cover up for six years of cuts and chaos and this Budget proves it.

 

Tasmanians won’t forget Scott Morrison cut $11 million from Tasmania’s hospitals and cut $52 million from Tasmanian schools.

 

They won’t forget that under the Liberals we’ve lost 1,944 apprentices in our state and $58 million has been cut from the University of Tasmania.

 

The Liberals don’t get that everything is going up except people’s wages, that cost of living is up, that power bills and health insurance bills are sky-rocketing, and families are suffering from Liberals’ cuts to schools and hospitals.

 

That’s what the Liberals will always be about – cutting hospitals and schools to look after the top end of town. 

 

Our state is paying the price for having a weak Tasmanian Liberal Senate team that has no influence in Canberra, and no Tasmanians in Scott Morrison’s cabinet.

 

This is a Budget that fails Tasmania’s future.



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