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Federal election 2019: Coalition opens with tax attack – politics live

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Day two of the 2019 Australian election campaign is under way, with an opening salvo from the government. All the day’s events, live
9.48pm BST Day two of the federal election opens with both leaders in Sydney.Scott Morrison is in Lindsay, while Bill Shorten in in Reid.The first costings war of the 2019 election campaign is underway, with the Morrison government releasing what it says are new Treasury numbers concluding Labor’s “tax hit on the economy” will be $387bn, not the $200bn figure it has been spruiking in its attack lines for months.But the shadow treasurer, Chris Bowen, blasted back before the new material was published by news outlets, declaring on social media the calculations were “dodgy” and observing that “someone” in Treasury had some explaining to do, because the department has said previously it doesn’t cost opposition policies.”First night on the campaign trail and instead of covering an event with Scott Morrison, journalists are sent videos/photos from his staff. He had dinner and called bingo at Windsor RSL. Keen to show you more but we were only informed after it happened #ausvotes #auspol2019 pic.twitter.com/1Y6JUUD3cI Continue reading…



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Author : Amy Remeikis

Publish date : 2019-04-11 20:48:43

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