Scrapping family tax benefits and placing a strict cap on all federal government spending is top of the agenda for members of the Victorian Liberals.
Meeting in Melbourne this weekend to hear from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and debate a number of resolutions, the Young Liberals’ policy branch has submitted a motion to abolish family tax benefits entirely.
Published in the council agenda, the background to the motion says the Family Tax Benefit (FTB) which was introduced by the Howard government, represents “the absolute worst of middle class welfare in Australia.”
It suggests the government instead cut income taxes, with further calls to abolish tax altogether on alcohol and luxury cars.
The branch also says the current public sector spending figure is “reckless and unsustainable”, calling instead for a lower ceiling of 20 per cent of GDP. According to records, Federal government spending has not been that low since the 1970s.
Mr Turnbull will address the council meeting on Saturday.
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