Tag: Labor Party

Labor heat on Turnbull over education cuts

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Photo: SAT.

From Neeraj Nanda

Melbourne, 5 April: Labor has come down heavily on Prime Minister Turnbull’s education cuts. Shadow Finance Minister Tony Burke talking to the multicultural media said, “ He would cut all funding to public schools and continue funding the private schools.”

Tony Burke was in Glen Waverley introducing three Labor candidates, i.e., Julian Hill (Bruce), Stefanie Pressi (Chisholm) and Jennifer Yang (Senate).

Answering to a SAT question, Tony Burke commenting to the ‘Panama Papers’ story said, Labor had a fully costed plan to make MNCs pay more tax.
“ We want foreign investment but they should pay their tax,” he said.

Julian Hill, grown-up in the southeast, attended high school in Glen Waverley with degrees in science and law and worked for the current federal member for Bruce, Alan Griffin.

Stefanie Pessi, takes over from Anna Burke who served as the member for Chisholm since 1998.

Jennifer Yang, two times Mayor of Manningham (2012/13 and 2015/16) is contesting for the Senate.

Answering to a question during the media interaction, she said, I want multicultural communities to be reflected in the Australian Parliament though things cannot change overnight.

The three Labor candidates have expressed willingness to discuss issues and hear suggestions on local or other issues.

- SAT News Service.

Daniel Andrews: Labour will not increase GST

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By Neeraj Nanda

Melbourne, May 15: The Leader of opposition in Victoria, Mr. Daniel Andrews today said a future Labour government in Victoria will neither increase GST nor expand its reach. He was answering to a question during a media conference today by SAT, whether Federal cuts to education and health could lead to increase in GST in Victoria.
Mr. Andrews said, “Tony Abbott and Nepthine could allot billions for the proposed ‘East-West Link’ but not for hospitals and schools.”
He also criticised the proposed cuts to the ABC and SBS calling them “mean spirited”.
“If you cut like this it is disfranchising the people. The cutbacks from Canberra we have to fix them as a priority,” he said.
Mr. Andrews also touched his ‘Project 10,000 – Trains, Roads and Jobs’ plan for Victoria. The plan envisages removing 50 worst level crossings, build a Melbourne Metro Rail, get 5,000 trucks a day off the West Gate Bridge, $ 2 billion for roads and create 10,000 construction jobs.
“We need a world class transport system, new stations in the city and doubling the size of the city loop,” he said.
Shadow Minister for Public Transport, Jill Hennessy MP was also present at the media conference held in Parliament House. She further detailed the ‘Project 10,000’ and answered questions from media persons.

- SAT news Service.