Opinion piece by Australian Senator Malcolm Roberts & Australian-American economist Darren Brady Nelson.
Recent reports of a $13 billion hole in the Turnbull Government’s 2017 budget, once again painfully highlight the urgent need for Trump-like economic policies in Australia as we used to see more of ‘back in the day’ especially under Sir Joh in Queensland. In light of the budget hole, the Treasurer warned that if budget cuts did not pass the Senate then the only options were to increase taxes and/or go further into debt. He presumably meant increase tax rates and/or borrow more money.
We at Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party, as well as some of our cross-bencher colleagues, would certainly like to see a non-partisan plan presented to Parliament and the people for greater fiscal responsibility including significant expenditure cuts over time. Cuts could firstly focus on government waste, duplication (between federal and state) and welfare … Read the rest