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Thursday, May 12, 2005

Bomber Beazley Blocks Big Budget Bestowal

A few weeks away from Labor becoming completely irrelevant on the Federal level, Opposition Leader Kim Beazley, promises to block (love that headline!) the government's recently announced tax cuts:

The future of the budget sweetener has been thrown into doubt after Labor and the minor parties yesterday promised to block the tax cuts, ahead of legislation being rushed into parliament today.
Shocked? I know I was. But not as much as one Labor MP:
"We've blown our brains out," one long-serving Labor MP said.
This is just oppositon for opposition's sake. Clearly, giving $21.7 billion back to Australians is a good thing.

I'll leave the last word to Treasurer Peter Costello:
"The last legacy of the Labor Party's control of the Australian Senate could be to deny Australians their tax cut on July 1, 2005 - the last stand of the Labor Party under Mr Beazley."