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May 08, 2019

LIBERAL NATIONAL PARTY COALITION OVERVIEW

This election the coalition has promised a $158 billion 10-year income tax cut bundle which includes doubling the low and middle-income tax offset to benefit 10 million taxpayers.

This will include raising the 19% tax rate threshold from $41,000 to $45,000  and the flattening of tax brackets so everyone earning between $40,000 and $200,000 will pay a marginal rate of 30%.

They aim to continue to give franking credits rebate cash payments to self-funded retirees. This election, like many before it, the Coalition is leaning on the claim that Labor will wreck the economy through $200billion in taxes. 

Scott Morrison has pledged a $100 million growth fund to help small businesses get access to finance. The Prime Minister has also promised the creation of 250,000 new small or family businesses across the country in the next five years.

With an aim for congestion busting, two more projects have been announced in the $4 billion Urban Congestion Fund in Perth. The Government will hook in voters in the west with $3 million in funding for upgrades to the intersection on Great Eastern Highway and Old Northam Road in Sawyers Valley; and the intersection on Great Eastern Highway and Old Northam Road in Wooroloo.

The Coalition has also promised the development of the Tasmanian Defence Innovation and Design Precinct at the University of Tasmania’s Australian Maritime College (AMC) in Launceston with the investment of $30 million. The Precinct will drive defense-related research and development projects.

In industrial relations matters, the coalition will aim to give the Federal Court power to disqualify union officials and deregister unions for recurrent breaches of the law.

The Liberal National Party Coalition has these official aims according to the party website:

  • Stronger Economy, More Jobs
  • Lower Taxes
  • Backing Small Business
  • Helping With The Cost Of Living
  • Better Transport Infrastructure
  • Securing Australia’s Borders
  • Support For Families
  • Better Healthcare
  • Opportunities For Young Australians
  • Support For Australian Women
  • Lower Power Prices
  • Fight Terrorism And Crime
  • A Stronger Defence Force
  • Welfare To Work
  • Fighting The Scourge Of Drugs
  • Tackling Union Lawlessness
  • Backing Regional Australia
  • Protecting Our Environment
  • Fast, Efficient Broadband