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Centre Alliance rips off SA

Media Release
Sarah Hanson-Young 20 Jun 2018

The Centre Alliance party has let down South Australians by voting with the Turnbull Government to force unfair tax cuts for high income earners including politicians and millionaires through the Senate tonight.

“Locking in $140 billion worth of income tax cuts, which overwhelmingly go to the wealthiest Australians, is economically reckless, making the rich richer and the poor poorer. In South Australia, for every $1 in income tax cuts, we will lose $1.40 in funding to essential services thanks to the Centre Alliance,” Greens finance spokesperson and Senator for South Australia Sarah Hanson-Young said.

“This isn’t just a tax cut. It’s a ram raid on Australia’s progressive tax system, locking in inequality for the long-term. We know our public schools are already chronically underfunded, and our health system is struggling to cope with inadequate resources. South Australians, and the people of Mayo, have been ripped off by the Centre Alliance tonight.

“We have a more decent society than Centre Alliance seem to think we do. The Greens will always stand up for a fairer society, one that looks after the people doing it tough. We know we would get more bang for our buck for the economy if we invested in childcare and raised Newstart. We can’t do those things if the Turnbull Government takes the axe to the revenue that helps fund the essential services we all expect.”

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