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It is a great honour to serve the people of Queensland as one of our state's 12 Senators in the Australian Senate, and the people of Australia as the Shadow Minister International Development and the Pacific.

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Womens 2017 Budget Statement

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THE HON. BILL SHORTEN MP
LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS AND ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS
MEMBER FOR MARIBYRNONG

THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MP
DEPUTY LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EDUCATION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR WOMEN
MEMBER FOR SYDNEY

SHARON CLAYDON MP
CHAIR, STATUS OF WOMEN CAUCUS COMMITTEE
MEMBER FOR NEWCASTLE

EMMA HUSAR MP
CHAIR, STATUS OF WOMEN CAUCUS COMMITTEE
MEMBER FOR LINDSAY

LABOR LAUNCHES WOMEN'S BUDGET STATEMENT FOR 2017


Labor's Women's Budget Statement, launched today, shows Malcolm Turnbull's 2017 Budget leaves women behind.

The Australian Government used to produce a yearly Women's Budget Statement, until the Liberals abolished it in 2014. They got rid of it because they wanted to hide how women are impacted by their policies, cuts and spending.

We have been calling on the Liberals to bring back the Women's Budget Statement, but they've refused.

So for four years, Labor has been producing a Women's Budget Statement from Opposition.

In their 2017 Budget, the Liberals could find $50 billion to give big businesses a tax break, but they had little for services women rely on, including Medicare and homelessness programs.

Three quarters of the Liberals' tax cuts for high income earners benefit men.

Their university cuts will disproportionately impact women.

The Liberals have admitted that they only reversed their cuts to Paid Parental Leave, Family Tax Benefit, and other similar measures because they couldn't get them through the Parliament. Everyone knows they will bring back these savage cuts as soon as they get the chance.

Since the Liberals came to power in 2013, Australia has slipped from 19th to 46th place in the Global Gender Gap Report.

Overcoming the barriers to gender equality won't happen by accident - we need concrete plans for real action. This Budget fails to deliver.

Only Labor believes in taking real action to achieve gender equality.

That's why, earlier this year, Labor launched a national conversation on gender equality: Setting the Agenda, to talk about what needs to change.

To be part of the conversation, you can share your views at Setting The Agenda or take part in the consultations Labor's Status of Women Committee will be running around the country through 2017.

THURSDAY, 11 MAY 2017 

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A BUDGET FOR MILLIONAIRES AND MULTINATIONALS
CHRIS BOWEN MP
SHADOW TREASURER
MEMBER FOR MCMAHON

JIM CHALMERS MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR FINANCE
MEMBER FOR RANKIN


A BUDGET FOR MILLIONAIRES AND MULTINATIONALS


This is an unfair Budget that delivers tax handouts for multinationals and millionaires while hurting every Australian family.

Malcolm Turnbull has delivered a tax cut for millionaires and a tax hike for every working Australian.

The only people who will see better days from this Budget are big business and the well-off.

As a result of tonight's Budget, someone on a million dollars will pay $16,400 less tax this year, while someone earning $65,000 will pay $325 more tax in two years' time.

This Budget fails the jobs test - unemployment is going up.

It fails the Medicare test - the Government has delayed reversing its unfair cuts to Medicare for three years.

It fails the fairness test - Australians just can't trust Malcolm Turnbull to deliver a fair budget; he doesn't believe it, his party doesn't believe it.
Tonight, Malcolm Turnbull had the chance to fix the unfairness of the last four years. Instead, his Government has chosen to:
Hand a $16,400 tax cut to someone earning a million dollars;
Continue with its $50 billion tax handout for big business while increasing taxes on every Australian earning over $21,655;
Delay reversing their cuts to Medicare for three years, putting bulk billing at risk;
Do nothing meaningful to tackle the housing affordability crisis; and
Cut $22 billion from Australia's schools and make cuts to universities.
Malcolm Turnbull's Budget also fails the economic credibility test:
Gross debt will now pass half a trillion dollars in coming months, a total of $20,000 for each Australian man, woman and child;
The deficit is ten times bigger for the coming year than was predicted in the Liberal's first Budget;
Growth is down, employment is down, wages growth is down and unemployment is up.
The Budget keeps unfair 'zombie measures' and inflicts new hidden nasties such as:
Keeping the age pension age at 70 - the highest in the developed world
New cuts to family payments
New cuts to veterans' health
The abolition of the energy supplement, which will leave pensioners up to $366 a year worse off.
While the Government has finally removed some other unfair zombie measures from the Budget, everyone knows it will bring back these savage cuts as soon as they get the chance.

Temporarily removing these cuts are only about one thing: saving Malcolm Turnbull's job.

They've changed their tactics, they've changed their rhetoric, but they'll never change their minds.

Budgets are about choices, and Malcolm Turnbull has made his choices tonight.

He has chosen big business over middle and working class families.

He has chosen multinationals over Medicare.

He has chosen big business over battlers.

A Shorten Labor Government will make different choices. We will put people first, create more jobs for Australians, properly invest in schools and save Medicare from Malcolm Turnbull's cuts.

TUESDAY, 9 MAY 2017

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2017-18 BUDGET
The 2017-2018 Federal Budget Budget 2017-18 was released at approximately 7.30pm (AEST) on Tuesday 9 May 2017.

The Australian Government budget sets out the economic and fiscal outlook for Australia and includes expenditure and revenue estimates for the current financial year, the budget year and three forward financial years. It shows the Government's social and political priorities and how the Government intends to achieve these.

The official Budget website is here and you will find the Budget Overview as well as links to everything you wanted to know about the Budget when it has been released.

If you have questions or comments about the 2017-2018 Budget when it is released please contact my office on 07 3252 7101. 

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The Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals)
The Sustainable Development Goals ("Global Goals") succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) but form a more comprehensive, modern and ambitious agenda that responds to the many challenges faced by the world today and into the future. In addition to building on the MDGs, the Global Goals include important new goals on economic growth, infrastructure, peace and effective governance, and oceans.

There are 169 targets within the 17 Global Goals and each goal has a set of indicators to help measure progress. Countries will have the opportunity to deliver Voluntary National Reviews, showcasing progress towards the Global Goals - at home and abroad - when Heads of State and Government and senior Ministers gather at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) each year.

Check out the Australian Government's commitment here!

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