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STATEMENT ON BUDGET DEFERRAL

March 20, 2020

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SENATOR KATY GALLAGHER
SHADOW MINISTER FOR FINANCE
SHADOW MINISTER FOR THE PUBLIC SERVICE
SENATOR FOR THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Labor notes the change in the timing for the 2020-21 Budget.

While we acknowledge and accept the difficulties of handing down a Budget in the current circumstances we call on Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg to bring forward updated figures on the budget position and economic forecasts.

It is critically important that the Australian people are kept updated about the current state of the economy and the budget.

Labor’s priority is always to protect jobs, help Australian workers, businesses, families and communities through this difficult time, and ensure vulnerable Australians are supported.

Labor will continue to be supportive, responsible and constructive and that means injecting a sense of urgency where it is lacking or absent.

WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST