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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull with Hasluck MHR Ken Wyatt just after the 2018 Federal Budget was handed down.

Wyatt declares Budget success for Hasluck

HASLUCK MP Ken Wyatt has said families and businesses will be better off following the delivery of the Federal Budget on Wednesday night.

Mr Wyatt said that Treasurer Scott Morrison’s third budget delivers tax relief, with a focus on low and middle-income earners, investing in congestion busting infrastructure and responsibly returning the budget to balance.

“Under the Government’s economic plan jobs are being created, investment is rising and the budget is strengthening,” he said.

“This means that we can continue to guarantee the essential services Australians rely on.

“As part of the Turnbull Government’s commitment to guaranteeing essential services, our More Choices for a Longer Life plan will help the more than 21,000 Hasluck residents aged 65 and over live healthy and connected lives, with increased financial and skills support as well as many more home care places.

“Our tax relief plan will encourage and reward hard working local people, with more than 63,000 Hasluck taxpayers set to receive a new tax offset under our plan to reduce cost pressures on household budgets.

“For instance, a high school teacher on $75,000 in Hasluck will have an extra $530 in their pocket from the Budget year onwards, an extra $3,740 over the first seven years of the tax plan, while a workshop manager on $88,000 will have an extra $575 in their pocket, with an extra $4,055 in their pocket over the first seven years of the tax plan.”

Mr Wyatt also said that over 1000 local small businesses would also benefit, with the $20,000 instant asset write-off continuing for another year, helping them invest in new equipment – on top of legislated tax cuts for small and medium businesses. 

“It is a great outcome for people living in Hasluck. I know how hard you work, I know the strength of the communities in which you live, from Gosnells through to Gidgegannup, and I know you will benefit.

“I am especially pleased with the focus on ageing Australians because I have listened to what you have said, I have fought for those things and I will continue to fight to support our living treasures whose contributions have shaped all of the communities that make up Hasluck.” 

By Liam Ducey

About Liam Ducey

Liam Ducey is an experienced journalist, having worked in print media in Kalgoorlie, Esperance, Port Hedland, Bunbury and across the metropolitan area, as well as online for several Fairfax Media mastheads. His reporting has seen him awarded the 2013 Clubs WA award for Best Club Media Story and the Western Australian Football Commission Umpiring Media Award in 2014. He was a finalist in three categories in the 2018 WA Media Awards and is not at all salty that he didn't win at least one. He's recently had a baby girl, Emilia, with his wife Roselyn and has lost all concept of time and sleep.

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