Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Labor will support people in financial hardship in Blaxland

JASON CLARE MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR RESOURCES AND NORTHERN AUSTRALIA

SHADOW MINISTER FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENT

MEMBER FOR BLAXLAND

 

SENATOR JENNY MCALLISTER 
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES 
SENATOR FOR NEW SOUTH WALES 

 

LABOR WILL SUPPORT PEOPLE IN FINANCIAL HARDSHIP IN BLAXLAND

A Shorten Labor Government will provide $40 million over four years to emergency relief organisations across the country, including $427,000 for organisations in Blaxland.  

This election is a choice between a Shorten Labor Government with a plan for the services our community needs, or more cuts and chaos from the Liberals.   

The Morrison Government is cutting the funding for many emergency relief services at the end of the year. 

We need real change, because more of the same isn’t good enough. Labor will reverse the Liberals’ cuts to emergency relief organisations. 

This means a Labor government will over the next four years provide: 

  • $318,000 to the United Muslim Women’s Association.
  • $109,000 to the Western Sydney Community Centre.

These services provide support to vulnerable people who have nowhere else to turn by providing food hampers, funding for fuel to attend specialist medical appointments and other financial assistance.  

The charities and not-for-profits that do this work are increasingly stretched and need more resources.  

A Shorten Labor Government will also support Australians in financial hardship by:   

  • Doubling the number of financial counsellors across the country.   
  • Expanding low-cost alternatives to pay day loans for low-income Australians, providing safe and fair credit options when things get tough.  
  • Reversing the Morrison Government’s $5.5 million cut to emergency relief organisations across the country and providing a much-needed top up to the emergency relief sector.  

Many vulnerable Australians are falling through the cracks. Labor will make sure our charities and not-for-profits have the resources they need to support our fellow Australians.  

End the chaos. Vote for change. Vote for Labor.