Charities from the Dandenongs to the Gold Coast have described themselves as the ‘hidden face’ of the Albanese Government’s cost-of-living crisis. Operators said they are facing record demand for their services against a backdrop of inflation, rising rents and reduced donations.
During the last election, Labor promised Australian families would be better off under them, but their ‘cheaper child care’ policy has only delivered higher fees, longer waitlists, no access and further pressure on the sector.
Well it’s fantastic to be on the Gold Coast in Fadden to open the candidate for Fadden, Cameron Caldwell’s office, and to be here with the Leader of the Opposition Peter Dutton, who’s a regular visitor here on the Gold Coast. Always welcome. It’s fantastic to see so much support from across the community, so many Cameron Caldwell blue T-shirts here today on the Gold Coast, and it’s my great pleasure to introduce to you the Leader of the Opposition, Peter Dutton. Thank you for coming to Gold Coast.
Time now for our political panel and would you believe it, there is a Queensland, New South Wales thing happening here on Afternoon Briefing. Joining us, Labor frontbencher, Kristy McBain, welcome back Kristy and Liberal frontbencher, Angie Bell is with us. Angie, welcome.
It’s time to move on to our political panel and joining us this Thursday right here in the studio, Regional Development, Local Government and Territories Minister, Labor’s Kristy McBain. Welcome back Kristy and Shadow Early Childhood Minister, Liberal MP for Moncrieff, Angie Bell. Welcome to you to Angie.
As we heard in the news, the Opposition Leader used last night’s Budget Reply speech to lay the blame for any future increase to interest rates at the feet of the Albanese Government. Peter Dutton argued the government’s budget will fuel inflation and make cost of living pressures worse for millions of Australians. He said the budget risks creating a generation of working poor Australians.