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Federal election 2019: tax and health battles at centre stage – politics live

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Major parties duke it out over competing healthcare and taxation plans as the campaign’s first week inches to a close. All the day’s events, live
11.20pm BST This issue is also going to plague Coalition MPs today, so they might want to come up with a better answer for it.
Michael Rowland: Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he would be willing to be drafted back into the Liberal Party leadership if the Coalition loses, do you ever see any circumstance where Tony Abbott will lead your party again? 11.15pm BST Just as shocking as Jim Chalmers wanting to talk about the Grattan Institute report, which describes the Coalition’s tax plan as “heroic” without cuts, is Josh Frydenberg saying he believes the analysis to be wrong:“We have shown we can bring the rate of spending growth down to the lowest rate of any Government in 50 years and at the same time, spend record amounts on hospitals, schools and roads, grow the economy so we are growing faster than any G7 country, except the United States, create more than 1.2 million new jobs, legislate tax cuts for more than 10 million Australians and provide a pathway forward for long term structural reform, a pathway that is rejected by Bill Shorten who has $387 billion of higher taxes to impose on the Australian people,” he told ABC TV. Continue reading…



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Publish date : 2019-04-15 22:20:16

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