Budget fails to address skills shortage opposition has launched in parliament
The Senate will continue its work on the Federal Budget on Saturday, with a vote on the motion of no confidence.
The motion was tabled on Friday afternoon, a day after Finance Minister Mathias Cormann told the House of Representatives that his department would prepare budget results in March.
The motion of no confidence came during the question period of the Senate in Canberra on Friday.
Labor leader Bill Shorten also attempted to rally opposition MPs against the budget, while Mr Abbott dismissed reports ojarvees.comf a « slip of a nib ».
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says the Federal Government has left it to local government to make local government budget changes in response to the budget.
He says local Government Minister Ian Macfarlane has been given « an absolute mandate » to act as Treasurer.
Mr Abbott said local governments had done little to reduce the unemployment rate since his election, while Mr Shorten has accused him of doing nothing to support local growth.
« It will be on local governments, not on the federal Government, who get the funding now to reduce unemployment rates and growth and poverty, » Mr Abbott said on Friday.
Labor senator Nick Xenophon has also crit더킹카지노icised the government, claiming that $60 billion extra will « go straight into the pockets of the 1%.
« This government has spent $60 billion to make it easier for the wealthy to make it harder for everyone else in this country. That is not local funding, » Senator Xenophon said.
The government has also used the budget to announce the creation of a national apprenticeship fund and tax credits targeted at workers in mining and manufacturing industries.
The Labor Party has previously accused the government of not providing enough detail in its estimates of spending cuts and it wants Labor to call the election, saying Labor would not be in power for another three to six years if the budget does not provide answers about its proposals.
A spokesman for Treasurer Joe Hockey said the budget delivered $400 million of savings over the next four years and $100 million more over the next eight years in health.
Senator Xenophon has also called for the resignation of Mr Abbott, saying there were « real concerns about his handling of the budget and his leadership in recent weeks », as the Senate debated the budget debate on Friday.
Labor says the new tax credits and education funding package will o바카라nly exacerbate unemployment.
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