|The first Budget of the Abbott Government takes the tough but responsible decisions necessary to repair the budget and ensure future economic growth and prosperity.
It ensures that all Australians make a fair contributon to fixing Labor's debt and deficit, while also creating a nation-building Infrastructure Fund and the largest Medical Research Fund in the world.
While recognising that this Budget makes some difficult decisions, there has been positive reaction.
“There are many positives for Gold Coast residents, including opportunities for infrastructure funding, Higher Education equity measures, assistance for jobseekers over 50, and the social impact of ensuring our young people are either earning or learning.”
- Karen Andrews, Media Release 13/5/2014
If you'd like more detailed information you can review the full Budget Papers, read the Treasurer's speech, or check my local media release for some of the positives for the Gold Coast.
Karen Andrews MP
Federal Member for McPherson