Senate agrees to tax freeze and waste reduction

December 06, 2017

Australian Conservatives have secured in-principle support from a senate majority that the pathway to budget surplus is not increased taxes, but reduction of government waste and spending.

Senator Bernardi moved the following motion, contrasting the ALP's Whitlam era acceleration of government spending, the similar levels under the Turnbull Coalition government - and the correct direction in which spending was heading under the Howard Coalition government:

Later that day Senator Bernardi encouraged crossbench senators to live up to the spirit of that motion by supporting measures that would reduce the burden on taxpayers.

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