Federal Budget 2017
May 11, 2017
I rise to speak on the federal budget, a budget that I believe has the power to heal some of the old wounds and reset our country going forward.
This budget has finally delivered the funding-for-school model that West Australians have been crying out for.
I note that the Labor Party, during all of their some 27 special deals, did not deliver any special deals for the most disadvantaged students in Australia—namely, regional and remote students in Western Australia.
It is so typical of the member for Sydney and her colleagues to rob Western Australia blind and then start kicking and screaming when we call them out.
They cut special deals in their electorates over there on the east coast and they hung out the west to dry. But cleaning up Labor's mess and getting on with the job is what this government does best.
Western Australia, please watch your Western Australian Labor colleagues very closely to ensure that they back our education reforms because if they do not, it will be shameful, and be it on their head.
The incompetence of those opposite in government shouldn’t be avoided.
They get the rolled gold medal for defending workers rights by attacking the proposed removal of the deficit levy.
But they conveniently ignore the fact that they bothered not to properly fund the NDIS, a funding gap the deficit levy would not even put a dent in.
Thankfully, the adults are back in charge.