The Abbott Government's answer to everything: just cut

Yesterday the new Assistant Treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, indicated that the government is working on yet another round of cuts for the upcoming May budget. Don't these people have any other ideas for managing the budget?

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ABBOTT GOVERNMENT’S ANSWER TO EVERYTHING: JUST CUT

The Abbott Government has today confirmed that its only economic strategy is to cut and keep cutting.

New Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has flagged a fresh round of cuts in the upcoming May Budget.

His comments come just a month after Treasurer Joe Hockey promised the Government wouldn’t keep cutting.

The Abbott Government’s first Budget ripped $80 billion from schools and hospitals, $23 billion from pensions, $5 billion from universities and $3 billion from Medicare.

These unfair cuts affect every single Australian when accessing the most basic and important public services.

Between the May Budget and the December mid-year update, the Government has also slashed foreign aid by $11 billion, gutting Australia’s outreach to our region.

The appointment of Mr Frydenberg represents a change in personnel, but no shift in policy. It is now clear that he isn’t bringing any new ideas to the table beyond even deeper cuts. 

The Abbott Government broke almost every pre-election promise with its first Budget.

With Joe Hockey and Josh Frydenberg in charge, Australians should brace themselves for the Budget of Broken Promises 2.0 and more unfair cuts to essential services.

WEDNESDAY, 14 JANUARY 2015

MEDIA CONTACT: JENNIFER RAYNER 0428 214 856


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