23 October 2017
The Australian Government is announcing an extraordinary legislative agenda beginning through the current sitting weeks all the way until the May Budget. This will be a progressive agenda, one that looks out for the little people in Australian society and engages with the European community in greater capacity. This Government will be ready to take on the challenges of the 21st Century. The policies that we will be delivering by the May Budget will be:7% of the budget devoted to environment and energy. 8% of the budget devoted to continued upgrading and building of new public transportation infrastructure. Constitutional recognition of aboriginal Australians through constitutional amendment.Federal government direct funding to local councils through constitutional amendment.Australian Universal Income Payment (AUIP) to contribute $3,673 to 1 out of 3 Australians on lowest income. Superannuation contributions from the federal government to Australian pre-retirement superannuation funds to $83 billion. Employer superannuation contributions will raise from 9.5% to 12%Corporation tax to be lowered to 15%, with all concession to registered corporations to end. Master Plan for Higher Education implemented by 1 January 2018. Maintain Australia's $144 billion investment in defence. Intelligence funding will transition from defence portfolio to administration, and will be budget protected for the next 10 years.Hold government budget to 46.5% of GDP cap, including EU contribution and debt payments.
We can do this together with the Australian people and by working in the Senate with other parties that share these agenda items. Australia is a special country, and we have been blessed with an opportunity to be a beacon of progressive thought and represent the ideals of a fair society, in which it doesn't matter where you were born or how much money your parents have, but by your own talent and merits. The Government that I lead will be excited to put forward this agenda for the Australian people.
The Hon. Hillary Clinton, MP
Prime Minister of the Australian Federation