Federal Member for Flynn, Colin Boyce has introduced a motion that acknowledges that Australian households are worried about increasing pressures from the cost-of-living crisis brought about by recent interest rate rises and continued inflation.
Mr Boyce said he introduced the motion into the House of Representatives this morning as more must be done to support families through this extremely difficult time.
“The number one issue that I hear when travelling around the electorate of Flynn is how people are struggling with the cost-of-living crisis,” Mr Boyce said.
“This is why I have introduced today’s motion as a matter of priority.
“I have been inundated by emails and calls from retirees, families and working people that are hurting every time they go to the supermarket, every time they open their electricity bill, every time they get a letter from their bank announcing an interest rate rise and every time they fill up at the bowser.
“On 97 occasions the Prime Minister promised Australians that their bill would go down by $275 dollars. Well, where is it?
“The biggest missed opportunity is that Labor’s Budget does little to address the root cause of inflation.
“To help Australians facing rising prices, we need to tackle the source, not just the symptoms, of cost-of-living pressures.
“The Budget fails to use fiscal policy to make any headway to reduce pressures on inflation – the source of the pressure.
“This Government needs to focus on the issues that matter to Australians and deliver a real and comprehensive plan to ease inflation and cost-of-living pressures.”