Cut out pollies: Labor MP
ED HUSIC QUESTIONS PLAN
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