‘We know how to preside over a strengthening economy … through lower taxes, supporting small and family businesses and opening up our export markets,’ Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters yesterday.
But with the Prime Minister set to call a federal election for May 11 or 18, finance experts warn that if Labor wins - as polls suggest - the promises and cash payouts in the government’s budget will be largely redundant.
Labor has signalled that they will deliver bigger tax cuts if they’re voted in. And while Prime Minister Scott Morrison has rejected claims that the budget was about buying votes, Labor leader Bill Shorten has been scathing.
‘It’s a political leaflet by a government asking you to forget the last six years of division and disunity,’ he told reporters. ‘The scepticism level is high.’