Bud­get is ‘hav­ing a go’, says Hin­kler MP

Isis Town and Country - - Kolan News -

FED­ERAL Mem­ber for Hin­kler Keith Pitt has de­scribed the 2015 Fed­eral Bud­get as a “have-a-go” Bud­get that will help lo­cal fam­i­lies, farm­ers and small busi­nesses.

Mr Pitt said mea­sures con­tained in the Coali­tion Gov­ern­ment's mid-term Bud­get would help de­liver jobs, op­por­tu­nity and eco­nomic growth in a way that was re­spon­si­ble, mea­sured and fair.

“It is the next step in the Coali­tion's long-term eco­nomic plan to build a stronger, safer and more pros­per­ous fu­ture for all Aus­tralians," Mr Pitt said.

"We all know there are eco­nomic chal­lenges, yet, as a di­rect re­sult of the Coali­tion's strong fi­nan­cial man­age­ment, Australia's eco­nomic and Bud­get po­si­tion has im­proved.

"Our eco­nomic plan is work­ing. Australia's eco­nomic growth is up; re­tail sales and new dwelling ap­provals are at record lev­els.

"Deficits over the for­ward es­ti­mates are re­duc­ing each and ev­ery year from $35.1 bil­lion in 2015-16 to $6.9 bil­lion in 2018-19. Im­por­tantly, our timetable back to a Bud­get sur­plus is un­changed from last year."

Mr Pitt high­lighted wins for small busi­nesses, the agri­cul­tural sec­tor, job seek­ers, re­tirees, health and in­fra­struc­ture.

Got to www.news-mail.com.au and www.bud­get.gov.au for more.

PHOTO: MIKE KNOTT

BUD­GET: Fed­eral Mem­ber for Hin­kler Keith Pitt praised this year’s Bud­get.

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