Straight from the Senate - Issue 22
8.30pm | June 04, 2017
1. This week Senate Estimates provided further confirmation that the Government has made no attempt to analyse how their budget impacts Australian women.
On Wednesday Treasury revealed that they haven’t done any analysis on how the new tax rates will impact women. This is despite the Coalition’s budget likely to leave some women who are earning less than average wages with a 100% effective marginal tax rate. The impact of Government policy on women should be a key priority for every government. This is why Labor is calling on the Government to reinstate the Women’s Budget Statement.
“Labor’s plan raises more revenue – and it’s twice as fair” – Bill Shorten MP.
IN DEPTH - THE ENVIRONMENT
This week United States President Donald Trump withdrew from the international Paris Climate Agreement. 195 countries signed on to the Agreement pledging to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to tackle climate change.