ProtégéLabor is a Risk to Our Future

April 11, 2022

Australia has gone through one of the most challenging periods in its post-war history.

Australians have stuck together and gotten through the peak of the pandemic.

This came at a massive cost to our economy, the many small businesses that went broke, the mental health and well-being of our young people, the education of our children, and the hip pockets of many families across Australia.

But in recent months, our nation’s recovery is leading the world by working together.

Australia stands ahead of any major advanced economy globally, having more people in employment now than before the pandemic. Unemployment is at 4%, the equal lowest level in nearly 50 years.

Australia is one of only a few countries to maintain a AAA credit rating, speaking to the strength and resilience of our economy.

The Coalition Government is building a stronger future for all of us.

To achieve this, they are delivering:

  • Tax relief for workers and small businesses.
  • Significant investments in our roads, rail, water infrastructure and renewable energy technology.
  • Record investment in health and other essential services.
  • Putting our national security first by investing in a more robust defence force.
  • $19 billion in funding for universities in 2021-22.
  • Creating 30,000 more university places at Australian universities.
  • Funding 50,000 short courses at universities and higher education providers.

Australians are still facing real challenges, but together we can build a stronger future for ourselves and our families.

Let’s not turn back now.

In these uncertain times, Australia simply can’t risk Labor.

Anthony Albanese is the most left-wing leader of the Labor Party in living memory, he would be too weak to stand up to the Greens, to the unions or for Australia’s national interests.

Labor’s team of union officials and political operatives just don’t get the economy, Labor can’t say how they will pay for their promises, and we know from experience that they can’t manage money.

Let us remember and remind our neighbours that Labor was planning to slug Australians with $387 billion worth of higher taxes at the last election on their hip pockets, their superannuation, their housing and their businesses.

Higher taxes are simply in labour’s DNA.

As the Prime Minister has said, this election provides a clear choice, with real consequences for Australia.

A choice between responsible financial management that has delivered the biggest Budget turnaround in 70 years, and a Labor Opposition that you know can’t manage money.

A choice between an economic plan that will deliver the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years and a Labor Opposition with a track record of higher unemployment, higher interest rates and higher electricity prices.

A choice between a Government that believes in – and has delivered – lower taxes and a Labor Opposition that you know can never resist increasing your taxes.

A choice between a strong and tested Government team that can make tough decisions in tough times, or an unproven Labor Opposition that is so focused on politics, they no longer know who they are and what they stand for.

It’s a choice between a strong future and an uncertain one.

A choice between a Government you know and a Labor Opposition you don’t.

Now is not the time to take a gamble with your future.

Only by voting for the Liberals at the election on the 21st of May can you ensure a strong economy and a stronger future.

by Blake Keating

Blake is the President of the Australian Liberal Students' Federation.