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Mathias Cormann and Jim Chalmers on Budget 2018

  • Written by Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra
Mathias Cormann and Jim Chalmers on Budget 2018

With the government’s election focused budget released it’s now a tax showdown between the two sides.

Finance minister Mathias Cormann says the government is committed to the whole of their seven-year personal tax relief plan and is determined the three-part package not be broken up.

Meanwhile, shadow finance minister Jim Chalmers says Labor is disappointed with the government’s inflexibility on their tax plan. “It’s a real shame that they’re saying that they will hold those lower and middle income earners hostage for the rest of the package.”

Authors: Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra

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