Tonight, I laid out Labor’s alternative plan for Australia.
It’s been the year from hell. The coronavirus pandemic has defined 2020, but it’s also been a year of neglect and apathy from the Morrison Government.
Scott Morrison’s Budget leaves people behind.
Not only did the Budget do nothing for the million unemployed, it reduced their support back to $40 a day.People will be forced into poverty by this Government in the middle of a pandemic.
Too many women are shut off from economic opportunity – earning less and retiring with less. The Budget did nothing for them.
Families are being pushed to breaking point by the cost of childcare. The Budget did nothing to help.
Aged care is broken. People are dying. The Budget did nothing to fix that.
They’ve racked up a trillion dollars of debt with nothing to show for it.
The Liberals don’t have a plan for you.
But we do.
We have a once-in-a-generation chance to rebuild our economy and our country for the better.
Let’s put security back into work – so people don’t have to choose between their bank account and their health.
Let’s transform childcare so it’s affordable and accessible to every family.
Let’s fix our aged care system so that it’s driven by dignity and care, not profit.
I know Australians can seize the opportunities coming in the recovery.
But we can’t do it alone.
It’s something Tom Uren, the closest person in my life I had to a father figure, summed up: The healthy looked after the sick, the strong looked after the weak, the young looked after the old.
We have a choice between the Liberals’ vision and Labor’s vision for Australia.
Do we return to the same work insecurity, the same cuts to TAFE and unis, the same second rate services for the bush, the same stale arguments over climate change?
I want us to do better.
I want to be your Prime Minister so we can create jobs for today, train workers for tomorrow, transform childcare, build things in Australia and power our recovery with clean energy.
Hon Anthony Albanese MP