It’s a pity that once again a partisan diatribe filled with falsehoods has made its way to the Letters page (Marg D’Arcy, 22/3/16). Contrary to Ms D’Arcy’s assertion, it’s the Coalition, not Labor, that is holding big business to account through the passage of multinational tax avoidance legislation which doubled penalties and strengthened transparency and information sharing provisions. Labor opposed the legislation.
The Coalition too, with changes to Section 46 of the competition law, has sided with more than two million small businesses to ensure big business does not engage in anti-competitive conduct which stifles investment and innovation.
When it comes to school and hospitals funding, Commonwealth funding to the states will increase by more than 30 per cent and 20 per cent respectively over the next four years and just this week the Government announced a new $1 billion Clean Energy Innovation Fund to support the commercialisation of new renewable energy technologies. When combined with recent announcements around media reform, $30 billion worth of new commitments in the Defence White Paper, increased funding for childcare and the passage of Senate voting reform, there is a long list of achievements of the Turnbull Government.
This record and our policy platform we will take to the election will be what we’ll be campaigning on in Kooyong and across the country.
Josh Frydenberg is the Member for Kooyong