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Thursday, 27 March 2014
Page: 3399


Mr SHORTEN (MaribyrnongLeader of the Opposition) (14:01): My question is to the Prime Minister. His Liberal government's priority has been to abolish the national debt limit and double the deficit, adding $68 billion for new spending and changed economic assumptions. Doesn't this demonstrate his government's short-sighted, twisted budget priorities?

Mr ABBOTT (WarringahPrime Minister) (14:01): Our priority is scrapping the carbon tax and boosting family income by $550 a year. Our priority is scrapping the mining tax and boosting investment and jobs right around Australia. Our priority is restoring the Australian Building and Construction Commission and adding $6 billion a year to our economy and productivity improvements. Our priority is stopping the boats—and it is working. And, on all of these grave matters for the security and the prosperity of our country, we are being opposed by members opposite.