Leeser: Budget to help ease cost of living pressures

GOOD BUDGET: Berowra MP Julian Leeser said the federal budget will deliver outcomes that will benefit his constituents.

GOOD BUDGET: Berowra MP Julian Leeser said the federal budget will deliver outcomes that will benefit his constituents.

FEDERAL MPs Julian Leeser and Alex Hawke said the federal budget will help tackle cost of living issues in The Hills region.

The creation of a Medicare Guarantee Fund, tackling housing affordability and tax cuts for small to medium business will deliver benefits to many people in the area.

Mr Leeser, who is the Berowra MP, said there is something for everyone in the budget. 

“We are helping hardworking Australians in Berowra with a plan for more and better jobs, by securing the essentials they rely on and by easing cost of living pressures,” Leeser said.

“We are working to keep the great Australian dream alive. There are no silver bullet solutions to making housing more affordable but we are working to help first homebuyers, downsizers and those in need of social housing.”

Mr Hawke welcomed funding for childcare, which is a siginificant issue for his constituents.

“We are also ensuring that children in Mitchell can access 15 hours of preschool a week under a new agreement for early childhood education,” he said.

“More than 2352 children in Mitchell are set to reap the benefits of the additional $2.9 million in funding for Mitchell announced by the Turnbull government for preschool education.”

Mr Hawke also welcomed the tax cuts for small and medium businesses, as it will help 15,943 small businesses in the region.

NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the state government has some issues with schools funding, but is pleased to see housing affordability addressed.

“We are pleased that the federal government has committed to a needs-based approach to school funding, however we have significant concerns about the funding implications for NSW schools and will be looking closely at the detail of the government’s proposal when it is provided,” Mr Perrottet said.

Mr Hawke said that all schools in his electorate will receive more funding.

“This is great news for the 42 primary and secondary schools in the electorate,” he said.

“The total increase in federal government funding for schools in Mitchell over the next ten years is $242 million.”

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