Peter Dutton has used his budget reply speech to support families while attacking the government for fuelling high inflation.
Dutton vows to tackle cost of living pressures
The coalition would ease cost of living pressures, Peter Dutton has vowed as he used his budget reply speech to highlight policies targeted at families while hitting out against an increase in migration.
The opposition leader said the coalition would ban betting ads during sports matches if it won the next election and commit $5 million to make treatment for conditions affecting women, such as endometriosis, more affordable.
While the opposition backed some government measures such as tripling the bulk billing incentive and expanding single-parent payments, Mr Dutton said families had received little support in the budget.
“Australians around our country are grappling with mounting costs. Your mortgage repayments, gas and electricity bills, supermarket and petrol station receipts, and insurance premiums are the evidence,” he said on Thursday.