The Conservative Party has welcomed One Nation Senator Brian Burston’s decision to split from Pauline Hanson and support the Coalition Government’s company tax cuts.
Spokesman Lyle Shelton said lowering taxes is a core conservative principle.
“True conservatives know that lower company taxes and smaller government are better for our economy. If we are to compete with the rest of the world, we must lower our company taxes,” Mr Shelton said.
“Conservative voters expect conservative crossbenchers to reward the government when it does the right thing, not chop and change positions on core conservative values," he said.
“If the Conservative Party wins Senate seats at the next election, we will apply conservative principles of smaller government to tax policy – this is the point of difference the Conservative Party offers voters who want to take out third party insurance in the Senate," Mr Shelton said.
“The baked-in minor party vote in the Senate is proof voters want a crossbench to keep the major parties honest,” he concluded.
Senator Cory Bernardi spoke with Peter van Onselen on Stan Grant's 'Matter of Fact' program on ABC TV about business tax relief and the need to reduce the size, scope and reach of government.
Senator Bernardi said, "The more money we can leave in the hands of companies to invest to provide jobs to develop and build prosperity in this country and the more money we can leave in the hands of individuals, the better off we're going to be."
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Picture by Kym Smith (courtesy The Australian): One Nation Senator Brian Burston
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