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Tuesday, 8 May 2018
Page: 3269

Budget


Mr SHORTEN (MaribyrnongLeader of the Opposition) (14:40): My question is to the Prime Minister. I refer to leaked reports of the budget overnight. How is it fair for the Prime Minister to give workers a $10-a-week tax cut while giving the Commonwealth Bank a $7.5-million tax handout every week?


Mr TURNBULL (WentworthPrime Minister) (14:41): I thank the honourable member for his question. I'm pleased that he's so interested in what the Treasurer is going to say at 7.30 tonight. I encourage him to pay close attention. He'll see that the budget is going to deliver the commitments we made in 2016: a stronger economy and more jobs. It's going to deliver a reduction in the cost-of-living pressures on hardworking Australian families so they can keep more of their hard-earned income. It's going to guarantee essential services and deliver vital infrastructure and it is going to ensure that the government lives within its means. That's our commitment. I'm sure the honourable member will be here at 7.30, and I'm sure he'll be paying very close attention.