So, the stage three tax cuts are officially less unfair. Cool. They still aren’t necessary, and would be better spent on services.
But since you’re increasing the take home pay of everyone with a paid job, then hows about some scraps for the poorest? The 23 year old “kids” on youth allowance struggling on $320 a week? The 2.6 million carers out there, the ones on $400 a week while saving the taxpayer hundreds of thousands? The carer who gets nothing because their partner earns too much. The aged or disabled pensioner living below the poverty line while by definition unable to supplement their income with regular paid work.
Australia’s 2.65 million unpaid carers are our nation’s unsung heroes and our Government is committed to ensuring they have the supports they need. pic.twitter.com/Z1OnCCgjmO
— Amanda Rishworth MP (@AmandaRishworth) January 24, 2024
I dunno man, people are feeling left behind.