FAMILIES SEND TONY ABBOTT A MESSAGE – DROP YOUR CUTS AND GIVE FAMILIES A FAIR GO

Shadow Minister for Families and Payments, Jenny Macklin, Shadow Minister for Early Education, Kate Ellis, and NSW Candidate for Prospect, Hugh McDermott, will today join families at the Cassia Community Centre in Western Sydney to renew Labor’s campaign against the Liberals’ cuts to families. 

It’s time to send Tony Abbott a message: drop your cruel cuts and give families a fair go.

The campaign includes an online petition calling on Tony Abbott to drop his budget cuts to families and childcare.

“The Liberals’ first budget rips $5.5 billion from family payments and more than $1 billion from childcare” said Shadow Minister for Families and Payments, Jenny Macklin.

“If Tony Abbott gets his way, some families will lose as much as $6,000 a year as a result of the budget” she said.

“This is an extraordinary attack on the living standards of low and middle income families” she said. 

“Labor will fight these cuts until the Prime Minister drops them forever”.

“Tony Abbott now says he wants to deliver a ‘holistic families package’. But you cannot rip money away from families one day, then say you care about helping them with the costs of raising children the next” said Kate Ellis, Shadow Minister for Early Childhood.

“If Tony Abbott is serious about supporting families, then he needs to reverse his cuts to families and childcare” she said.

“If he doesn’t, it is clear he is all spin and no substance when it comes to supporting Australian families”.

 

WEDNESDAY, 18 FEBRUARY 2015