My speech in parliament on the Appropriation Bill 1 (2017-2018) - 30 May, 2017

My constituents of Calwell are everyday Australians looking for a 'fair go'. The budget’s across the board tax increases to fund Medicare and NDIS and its $65 billion dollar corporate tax cuts at the expense of cuts to education through a 22 billion dollar cut to schools, hikes in university fees and cuts to TAFE and apprenticeships is hardly a vote of confidence for the ordinary people in my electorate.

By choosing to deliver to big business and choosing multinationals at the expense of middle and working class, and the risky assumption that company taxes will translate into jobs growth and wages growth shows this government is putting its eggs in one basket at the therefore failing to secure better days for the people in my electorate.