Albo backs Justine’s race to election
FIGHTING an increase to the GST, $100,000 university degrees and cuts to penalty rates will be the focus for Labor MP Justine Elliot as she campaigns to keep the federal seat of Richmond.
Mrs Elliot officially launched her campaign with the support of Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Tourism Anthony Albanese to party faithful at Point Danger today.
Mr Albanese said the federal election was coming soon and people should vote Labor because the Turnbull Government “had broken more plates than the Greeks at a wedding party”.
“It’s vital that we win this seat, and that we pick up Page to the south for Janelle Saffin,” he said.
Mr Albanese said Mrs Elliot “was an amazing Local Member who had achieved so much for the area”, highlighting the Sextons Hill upgrade at Banora Point as an example.
Mrs Elliot said a 15% GST increase was still on the agenda for the Turnbull Government, despite the PM’s consistent denial.
“I want to make sure that kids from the country can go to university because under Malcolm Turnbull and the Nationals, their plan is for $100,000 university degrees,” Mrs Elliot said.
“Kids from Banora to Ballina can’t go to university and that’s not fair.”
A former police officer, Mrs Elliot was first elected to the seat of Richmond in 2004. She has served as the Minister for Ageing and as Parliamentary Secretary for Trade during her career.