Easing pressure on Northside families
The cost of housing has gone up. The cost of an education has gone up. The cost of childcare has gone up. The cost of private health insurance has gone up. But Australian wages have been remained the same for the past five years. Northside families are working harder than ever but we’re getting squeezed despite our efforts. It’s never been more difficult for young people to buy a house or build financial security.
Building a strong economy that works for all
Company profits are growing at more than twice the rate of worker wages. Yet last year, a third of Australian companies paid no tax. A multinational company or CEO should not pay less tax than their own executive assistants or their cleaners, whose work make their profits possible. We need to fix our tax system to make things fair for all of us who are contributing to Australia’s economy.
Looking after patients and health workers
I have fought hard to secure a new MRI license for The Prince Charles Hospital here in Lilley, because my priority is looking after our local people – whether they are the people in need of our health and hospital system, or the people that care for them. The Liberal National government has cut the penalty rates of 700,000 workers while giving handouts to big business. They are more focused on helping the multinational pharmaceutical companies than the patients who need a script.