May 10, 2019 – Table of contents
Liberal candidate for Indi Steve Martin working with Cory Bernardi
Wayne Jansson reported, “Liberal Indi candidate Steve Martin’s campaign is working with Cory Bernardi’s far right Australian Conservatives. In Wangaratta, at least, Martin’s campaign team is setting up for both parties at pre-poll.” Liberal Party candidate Steve Martin’s campaign team working with Cory Bernardi’s far right Australian Conservatives.
Scott Morrison pitches coal school
Naaman Zhou reported, “Scott Morrison has announced $30m to fund a new school in Queensland to study mining. Central Queensland University will set up a new school of mines and manufacturing at their campuses in Gladstone and Rockhampton, if the Coalition wins government on Saturday 18 May.” Scott Morrison pledges $30m to fund new mining school in Queensland.
The idea is not dissimilar to an idea from Queensland Premier Campbell Newman in 2014 who pitched a plan to include mining in the Queensland education curriculum famously saying, “we’re in the coal business.”
Shadow treasurer, Chris Bowen, released Labor’s costings today pitching it as a reform to the two-class taxation system.
Melissa Clarke reported, “Federal Labor’s policy costings have outlined $154 billion in savings to the budget over a decade, due to its contentious tax changes.” Labor’s cuts to tax concessions to save $154b over a decade, policy costings show.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison responded by saying there was something fishy about the costings and warned that Labor would set fire to people’s roofs.