State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall will today deliver his Budget Reply speech to an SA Press Club lunch.
“In yesterday’s budget the Weatherill Labor Government failed to provide households with immediate relief from surging bills that they so desperately needed,” said State Liberal Leader Steven Marshall.
“Every time you catch a bus or train, jump in a cab or put your bins out, Treasurer Koutsantonis will be taxing you more.
“Every time you turn on a tap, your money is going straight into the Weatherill Labor Government’s pockets.
“Electricity, water and gas are now luxury items under the Weatherill Labor Government.
“On the other hand, the Marshall Liberal Team has a $360 million commitment to provide cost of living relief to South Australians.”
Treasury figures in yesterday’s budget also revealed that job growths in SA will be 0.75 per cent in 2016/17, compared to the national average of 1.8 per cent.
“That’s less than half of the national average,” said Mr Marshall.
“Independent Treasury advice proves that this is not a jobs budget.
“South Australians desperately needed measures to reduce business costs and provide cost of living relief in yesterday’s budget, but the Weatherill Labor Government failed to deliver.”