The Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter has made another gaffe, this time in Question Time over the Turnbull’s cuts to Family Tax Benefits.
Mr Porter stated that:
"We invest all of the money we're saving in the Family Tax Benefit system."
This is wrong. Mr Porter was then asked to correct his error.
“Under the government's policy it's cutting $2.7 billion in family payments and only spending $1.6 billion on its child care policy. Is the minister aware he was misleading the Australian people, or is he just plain incompetent?”
Mr Porter embarrassingly conceded that:
“I should have said almost all, that is true, that is true.”
Porter’s gaffe shows the Turnbull Government doesn’t need its cuts to family payments to pay for changes to child care.
The Turnbull Government is cutting $2.7 billion from family payments, but only spending $1.6 billion on its child care changes.
This was another humiliating mistake from Mr Porter who stuffed up on Sky News yesterday.
Malcolm Turnbull doesn’t have a plan to help families. His only plan is to rip billions from household budgets across Australia.
THE HON JENNY MACKLIN MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR FAMILIES AND SOCIAL SERVICES
MEMBER FOR JAGAJAGA
THE HON KATE ELLIS MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT
MEMBER FOR ADELAIDE