Labor is calling on regional Australians to have their say on inequality as part of a new Government inquiry.
The Senate Economics References Committee is holding an inquiry into the indicators of, and impact of, regional inequality in Australia and is accepting submissions from residents, business and consumer advocacy groups.
With only two weeks to go before submissions close, Regional Australians should take the opportunity to raise their concerns in a short submission to the Committee.
There are real concerns about regional kids falling behind, inferior communication services and extra costs in accessing top quality services, like health and university.
Other key issues include people having to leave town to find work and putting up with poorer work and wage conditions.
While Turnbull looks out for the top end of town with his $65 billion tax cut for big business, regional residents are being left behind.
It is time we held this Government to account.
This is a chance for regional Australia to have their say and tell Turnbull and the Liberal Nationals that their cuts to education, health, penalty rates and a second-rate NBN is simply not good enough.
Labor will continue to fight for a fair go for Regional Australians.
Submission to the Committee close on 30 April 2018. For more information, visit the Committee’s website.
“The indicators of and impact of regional inequality in Australia, with particular reference to Government policies and programs in the following areas:
[if !supportLists]a) [endif]fiscal policies at Federal, State and Local Government levels
[if !supportLists]b) [endif]improved co-ordination of Federal, State and Local Government policies
[if !supportLists]c) [endif]regional development policies
[if !supportLists]d) [endif]infrastructure
[if !supportLists]e) [endif]education
[if !supportLists]f) [endif]building human capital
[if !supportLists]g) [endif]enhancing local workforce skills
[if !supportLists]h) [endif]employment arrangements
[if !supportLists]i) [endif]decentralisation policies
[if !supportLists]j) [endif]innovation
[if !supportLists]k) [endif]manufacturing
[if !supportLists]l) [endif]any other related matters.”