Rockhampton community forum - Media Release

ANDREW LEIGH,SHADOW ASSISTANT TREASURER

RUSSELL ROBERTSON, LABOR CANDIDATE FOR CAPRICORNIA 

ZAC BEERS, LABOR CANDIDATE FOR FLYNN

ROCKHAMPTON COMMUNITY FORUM

Last night, Rockhampton locals gathered at the Giddy Goat to discuss what they want to see from a future Labor Government.

Concerns over wage growth, penalty rates and inequality were among the issues discussed.

Labor understands that ordinary Australians have been left to struggle with sluggish wages growth and increasing inequality, which is now at a 75-year high.

With profits now growing six times faster than wages, now is not the time to be handing out billions of dollars to big business.

Unlike Malcolm Turnbull, Labor is focussed on making life better for all Australians.

We have a plan to give a more generous income tax cut to 10 million people across the country, a plan which will leave those people up to $400 a year better off.

We also heard from attendees about their experiences with the banks.

These stories, along with the revelations of dodgy behaviour in the banking sector, prove how important the banking royal commission is.

From charging dead people for financial advice to dodgy dealings around children’s bank accounts, these concerning experiences show how wrong the Liberals and Nationals were to block the royal commission for so long, and why the big banks don’t deserve a $17 billion tax cut.

Labor will continue to lead the way with policies to properly fund our schools and hospitals; deliver a bigger, better and fairer tax cut; and pay down debt faster than the Coalition. 

ENDS 

Authorised by Noah Carroll, ALP, Canberra

 


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