“This is a no hope, no solutions budget. There is no grand plan here”, Kevin Hogan said.
“The Labor Treasurer, Jim Chalmers ‘Mr Misery’ has been talking us into an economic downturn since he took office and is delivering on this tonight.”
“Energy prices are going up 56 % over the next two years. The unemployment rate is forecast to go up, 140,000 people are forecast to lose their jobs this year. Interest rates are predicted to go up, meaning higher mortgage costs for families.”
“Labor went to the election saying they will decrease everyone’s electricity bill by $275 per year. This is not going to happen.”
“On top of this Labor have cut or deferred $9.3 billion from infrastructure programs. The cutting of money from regional infrastructure programs is particularly hurtful. The accusation by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese that the National Party were “committed to pork-barrelling” is an insult to the important needs of our regional communities.”
“Through funding such as the Building Better Regions Fund, I was able to secure money for projects such as the Casino Saleyards, Grafton Riverside Precinct, Crozier and Oakes Oval upgrades in Lismore and the Woolgoolga Sports Complex.”
“A no hope, no solutions, no plan budget.”