The last couple of years have been challenging for our country and our community.
Right now, like many countries across the world we’re facing cost of living pressures, which is why our Government is working to support Australian families and businesses so they can continue to make ends meet.
Our targeted and responsible cost of living package supports families, so they can keep more of what they earn.
Around 69,300 taxpayers in our community will benefit from additional tax relief of up to $1,500 this year and to help with rising fuel prices, we’ve reduced the cost of fuel by 22 cents per litre.
More than 12,000 pensioners in our community will benefit from our recent increases to the aged pension, as well as more than $500 in additional support over the next six months.
We’re also continuing our record investment in aged care to help the 21,010 senior Australians living in Mitchell. This investment will deliver more home care places, more funding for aged care centres and increases the amount of time that nurses and carers spend with residents.
We’re also reducing the cost of medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme (PBS) by $10, which could save patients across Mitchell $120 a year to access vital medicines.
The Coalition is investing $2.5 billion for the first give years of the next National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children. While we work to stop it at the start, the Coalition is committed to supporting victim-survivors, including through emergency accommodation and access to legal and health services for women and children in need.
Mental Health is also an issue that I am passionate about. The Morrison Government has made mental health a national priority establishing headspaces and Head to Health centres across the country. While we have a headspace in Castle Hill, more mental health services particularly for young people is an ongoing focus of mine. I have met with key community leaders, who work tirelessly to support young people, to examine what more needs to be done.
On May 21, Australians have a choice. A choice between a strong economy and a united team or a weak economy and weak leader, who doesn’t know where they stand.
Only the Coalition has a plan to build a strong economy and a stronger future.