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Sunrise host Natalie Barr confronts Albanese government about cost of living crisis: ‘Not believing you’

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Tanya Plibersek (pictured left) acknowledged that

Natalie Barr has clashed with Albanian government minister Tanya Plibersek over the government’s alleged lack of action to address the cost of living crisis.

A new poll published on Monday found that primary support for the Labor Party has plummeted to a new low of just 30 per cent, below the party’s historically low vote in the 2022 election.

Meanwhile, the Resolve Strategic poll found support for the Coalition rose to 36 per cent over the same period.

However, Albanese was still seen as the preferred prime minister by 41 per cent of the public, compared to opposition leader Peter Dutton on 32 per cent.

The change in public sentiment was largely due to concerns about the rising cost of living and how it is affecting household budgets.

For example, 55 percent of the 1,610 people surveyed between April 17 and 21 said they would have difficulty coming up with the cash to pay for a major household expense of a few thousand dollars, such as a refrigerator or kitchen repair. A car.

Mr Barr confronted Environment Minister Ms Plibersek on Monday and said: “They are voting to bring down his government because of it.” What is your answer?’

Ms Plibersek then mentioned a list of Labor policies designed to help people make ends meet, including “electricity bill relief, lower childcare rates, cheaper medicines, making making it cheaper and easier to see a doctor, additional paid parental leave, free TAFE, more “affordable housing support” and lower taxes.

But the Sunrise host responded: “They (voters) don’t believe you, do they?”

Tanya Plibersek (pictured left) acknowledged that “people are doing it hard” before changing tack and criticizing the previous coalition government and former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce, who she appeared alongside.

Plibersek acknowledged that “people are doing it hard” before changing tack and criticizing the previous coalition government and former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce, with whom he appeared.

‘The Barnaby mob said they want to keep wages lower. “They said low wages are a deliberate design feature of our economic architecture,” Ms Plibersek said.

“We’re changing that with higher wages, with people earning more and keeping more of what they earn, and other cost-of-living measures to help, with electricity, with childcare fees, with all those things I mentioned “.

Joyce argued that people were “better off” under the previous government than under the Labor Party and that Anthony Albanese had “lost popularity”.

‘There are people who say: “I’m over it, I don’t want to hear it anymore,” because when you talk about intermittent energy, scammed factories and solar factories and every narrative about climate change and you lost people when you started talking about the voice, about social change from Australia.

‘People just say “you’re not focused on me.”‘

Albanese has promised more support for households in next month’s federal budget.


The Albanian government’s third federal budget will be approved on May 14 and several spending and policy announcements have already been made.


* A second surplus remains the target in 2023/24, with the underlying cash balance for the 12 months to February showing a deficit of $6.1 billion.

* The surplus of $22.1 billion in 2022/23 was the first in 15 years.

* The mid-year budget review had forecast a deficit of $1.1 billion for fiscal year 2023/24, narrowing from the $13.9 billion forecast in last year’s budget.

* The revenue improvements experienced in the last two budgets are unlikely to be as substantial due to falling commodity prices, including iron ore, and a weakening labor market.

* Above target but moderating inflation remains the main economic challenge for the budget, but the slowdown in the domestic economy is also emerging as a higher priority.

* A troubled Chinese real estate sector and geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and Europe are among the global challenges weighing on the budget.


*Super will be paid for government-funded paid parental leave and details will be revealed in the budget.

* Almost 500 “nuisance” tariffs that apply to a wide range of imported products will be eliminated; Full details will be in the quote.

* The reworked stage three reform package is considered to be broadly revenue neutral in the short term, but will increase tax revenues by approximately $28 billion in the medium term.

* More “targeted” financial support for small businesses and households could be on the cards


The Future Made in Australia Act involves the deployment of public funding to give a leg up to viable zero-carbon industries and projects so they can attract more private investment. More details are expected to be revealed in the budget, but the initiatives it captures so far include:

* The $1 billion Solar SunShot program aims to bolster the country’s solar panel manufacturing capabilities.

* The $2 billion Hydrogen Headstart program is intended to fund large-scale hydrogen production projects.

* The total $4 billion available under the Critical Minerals Fund is designed to help supplement commercial financing and help launch critical minerals projects.

* Around $400 million in loans have been announced for Australian company Alpha HPA to develop a high-purity alumina facility in Gladstone, Queensland. Funding will come in part from the critical minerals facility.

* About $185 million in loans have been conditionally approved for Renascor Resources to accelerate the first stage of a purified graphite project in South Australia.

* The government says its net zero industrial policy agenda has been supported by the National Skills deal, the National Reconstruction Fund, the establishment of the Net Zero Economy Authority and its drive to deploy renewable energy and stimulate innovation.

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