Turnbull cuts FTBA to 5,134 families in Griffith

Around 5,134 Family Tax Benefit A (FTBA) families in Griffith will be worse off from 1 July this year because of Malcolm Turnbull’s $1.4 billion in cuts to Family Tax Benefits.

This includes 4,171 Family Tax Benefit B (FTB B) families in our community who rely on just one income.

By freezing Family Tax Benefit payment rates the Turnbull Government is leaving 1.5 million families, including millions of children, around Australia worse off. 

This means that the payments low income families in Griffith receive will not keep pace with increases in the costs of living.

These cuts will particularly hurt around 600,000 Australian families who receive the maximum rate of Family Tax Benefit Part A, which means their household income is less than $52,000 a year.

Because of Malcolm Turnbull’s cuts to family payments a family with a household income of $60,000 with two primary school age children will be around $440 worse off.

My Labor colleagues and I voted against these cuts to Family Tax Benefits.

Malcolm Turnbull and Christian Porter are trying to pretend these cuts are about helping families with the cost of child care. The truth is this cut will hurt around 5,134 FTBA families in Griffith alone.  

I will continue to stand up for families in Griffith.

Turnbull freezing Family Tax Benefit payment rates:

  • A family on $60,000 with two primary school age children will be around $440 worse off in 2018-19.
  • A single parent family on $50,000 with two high school children will be around $540 worse off.

Wednesday 5th April, 2017

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