Elliot says budget is an investment in the future
MP Justine Elliot has thrown her full support behind last night's budget and said it would maintain a strong economy while ensuring her electorate gets a 'fair go'.
The Richmond Labor MP was adamant the budget was a smart investment for Australia's future.
"The Budget is a big win for the North Coast, with huge investments in our classroom and our kids to give them the best possible start in life," she said.
"Make no mistake, this is a government absolutely determined to support jobs and economic growth and that's exactly what this budget is all about.
"The Gillard Government is fully funding and delivering DisabilityCare so our nation is a fairer place with the most vulnerable members of our community left behind no more."
Mrs Elliot said the 2013-14 Budget would be a boon for future infrastructure and was confident it would lead to a sustainable path to surplus.
"Unlike almost any other country, in Australia we have an enviable combination of solid growth, low unemployment and low interest rates because this is a government that has got the big economic calls right," she said.
Mrs Elliot also mentioned that interest rates were lower than under the previous Government and said that families with a typical $300,000 mortgage would pay $5500 less in mortgage repayments.