Acting Greens Leader Adam Bandt MP says the Treasurer has handed the big end of town an early Christmas gift while continuing his vicious attack on the young, the old, the sick and the poor.
“Mr Hockey is no scrooge, he’s left a gift for his corporate mates under the giving tree just in time for Christmas,” Mr Bandt said.
“The Abbott government method is to take from the poor and give to the rich.”
“It beggars belief that Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey can still keep a straight face. They say we need to attack the young, the old, the sick and the poor to fix the budget while quietly dumping a promise to address corporate tax avoidance that would bring in much needed revenue.”
“It’s a perverse and brutal budget ideology that allows for brutal attacks on foreign aid, universities and Medicare while giving a free pass to big business.”
“It is clear that Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey have learnt nothing from the past six months. Instead of listening to the Parliament and the people, they arrogantly persist with the same attacks.”
“The Greens will continue to oppose this cruel budget.”