Budget Recap

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Posted by LNP - Liberal National Party on Wednesday, 3 April 2019
Budget 2019

A fair go for those that have a go - that’s a big focus of our #Budget. But what does it mean for you?#WATCH to find out what’s really important in it and how we’re helping you and your family.

Posted by Scott Morrison (ScoMo) on Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Australia’s Budget Back in the Black


This week we saw the clearest comparison of LNP economic management vs. Labor’s economic vandalism.

On Tuesday night, the Government announced that the Budget will soon be back in the black.

This is a Budget that returns Australia to surplus – the first time since the Howard Government.

It is a Budget that creates more jobs and guarantees investment in schools, hospitals and roads.

And it is a budget that keeps taxes low – $200 billion lower than under Bill Shorten and Labor.

Labor simply can’t be trusted to manage the economy responsibly – they have proven that time and time again.

Bill Shorten’s new tax on everything and his plan to cut negative gearing on property will tear the economy apart.

He will whack every Australian family, small business and retiree with more debt and higher taxes.

This budget is a pivotal point in Australia’s history.

It is the result of years of responsible economic management by the Liberal National Party, to fix Labor’s mess.

Delivering a surplus and building our nation’s economy doesn’t happen by accident.

It requires hard work, discipline and the right plan.

We need your help to make sure your work mates, family and friends know how far we’ve come in rebuilding the economy – and how high the cost will be to them if Bill Shorten and Labor wins.

Please share our emails and social media over the coming days and weeks with your family and friends.

We’re building the economy to secure your future.

David Hutchinson
LNP Acting President

Deb’s Queensland Report


This week’s tumultuous sitting of Parliament showed how little Labor cares about health and how much they love wasting taxpayer money.

We used Question Time to force Annastacia Palaszczuk to be accountable for last week’s hospital crisis.

The LNP, doctors and nurses have been warning about fundamental flaws in the health system, but Annastacia Palaszczuk refuses to take responsibility.

The crisis went from bad to worse this week when Annastacia Palaszczuk was caught out about promised upgrades to major hospitals.

Crucial upgrades to Logan, Caboolture and Ipswich hospitals were promised at the 2017 election but now they could be years away.

Patients and frontline health staff need these upgrades now, but concerns are falling on Labor’s deaf ears.

Our health system is lurching backwards, and only an LNP victory next year can turn it around.

We would listen to patients, doctors and nurses to deliver a better system for Queenslanders no matter where they live.

And we would respect every taxpayer dollar rather than waste them on renaming Lady Cilento Children’s hospital.

Deputy Leader Tim Mander held Treasurer Jackie Trad to account this week for endless examples of Labor waste.

He detailed in Parliament a damming list of projects where Labor has thrown away taxpayer money.

Labor can’t run this state and more taxpayer money will be poured down the drain the longer they are in charge of the books.

The damage the Palaszczuk Labor Government is doing to Queensland shows what catastrophic consequences a Bill Shorten government would have for our state.

The Federal Government’s budget this week delivered tax cuts, record health and education funding and big spends on Queensland infrastructure.

It’s was a set of numbers the Labor Party could only dream of.

Annastacia Palaszczuk introduced five new taxes, wasted an extraordinary amount of taxpayer money, and dragged Queensland into $83 billion of debt.

The contrast could not be clearer.

Well-managed economies are what Liberal National governments do.

Contrast this with Labor’s economic ineptitude here in Queensland. Just this week, under the cover of the Federal Budget, rookie Treasurer Jackie Trad unveiled a billion dollar blunder following a massive error in her forecasting of stamp duty revenue from four months ago.

This is just pure and simple incompetence. Labor is bad with your money.

Queensland is haemorrhaging money under Labor everywhere you look.

An LNP Question on Notice this week showed overtime to train drivers and staff was costing $442,000 per week.

More than 170 million dollars has been wasted trying to fix rail fail in the past two and half years and we are still miles away from restoring the 472 weekly services.

Back to back weeks in Parliament have shown Labor clearly isn’t working.

Deb Frecklington
LNP Leader