The Turnbull Government has given the cold shoulder to the families of Bankstown freezing Family Tax Benefit Payment rates for two years whilst giving millionaires a tax cut.
These cuts mean 18,000 local families will be up to $605 worse off over the next two years.
At the same time he is giving millionaires a tax cut of $16,400 a year.
This proves how out of touch Malcolm Turnbull is. He just doesn’t get it.
The freeze means 1.5 million Australian families will miss out on $1.4 billion.
Cuts to family payments start on 1 July this year - the same day the Turnbull Government will abolish the deficit levy, giving a tax cut to millionaires.
Turnbull freezing Family Tax Benefit payments:
All Family Tax Benefit A recipients have household incomes less than $52,000 a year.
- A single income family on $60,000 with two primary school age children will be around $440 worse off over the two years.
- A dual income family on $50,000 with two children in primary school will be around $340 worse off over the two years.
- A single parent on $60,000 with two high school children will be around $540 worse off over the two years.
- A single income couple or single parent family with three children under 12 will be around $605 worse off over the two years.
ISSUED: MONDAY, 03 APRIL 2017
MEDIA CONACT: BENJAMIN GRANGER 02 9790 2466