Cut out pol­lies: La­bor MP


Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - NEWS - Adam Bell and Alison Bald­ing

CHI­FLEY fed­eral La­bor MP Ed Hu­sic is not con­vinced west­ern Syd­ney is one of the big win­ners of the 2015 Fed­eral Bud­get with a mul­ti­mil­lion dollar in­jec­tion for in­fra­struc­ture projects.

Ev­ery fed­eral MP has been given $150,000 per elec­torate and told to con­sult with their com­mu­ni­ties to iden­tify the most press­ing re­pairs and re­fur­bish­ments.

Res­i­dents are be­ing urged to con­sult their lo­cal MPs about projects which they feel would “im­prove lo­cal par­tic­i­pa­tion and co­he­sion”.

But Mr Hu­sic would pre­fer not to be the mid­dle man and would rather see funds sent di­rectly where needed.

“I want to see the fine de­tail of what’s be­ing planned and how it would run, but my firm pref­er­ence would be to cut out lo­cal MPs as the mid­dle men or mid­dle women and just put the funds di­rectly into the things lo­cals need – like bet­ter ed­u­ca­tion, health care or ser­vices,” Mr Hu­sic said.

In the Bud­get, busi­nesses with an an­nual turnover of less than $2 mil­lion will pick up a 1.5 per cent tax cut.

On top of that, all 700,000 small busi­nesses in NSW

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