Media releases

2007

Costing Blunder: 400 Million Reasons Why Labor can't be trusted on the Economy

Treasury today confirmed that Labor had a $400 million hole in its policy to cut withholding tax on distributions from managed funds to non-resident investors.

Election Costings

Today I am releasing a full list of all Coalition expenditure for the 2007 election policies, showing that in each of the forward estimates the underlying cash surplus will be 1% of GDP.

Swan Gaffe

This afternoon Mr Swan claimed a costing error in Coalition policies because they do not include Public Debt Interest (PDI) effect.

Labor Ties itself up Over Superannunation

This morning on Sunrise Labor’s treasury spokesperson Wayne Swan contradicted himself over Labor plans to use private superannuation. KOCH:

Labor Fails Economic Test

Kevin Rudd has failed to lodge all his policies with the independent costings umpire, breaking his commitment to fully comply with the Charter of Budget Honesty and ensuring th

$375,000 for New 98.5 Sonshine Station

Treasurer Peter Costello and Steve Irons, Liberal Candidate for Swan, today announced a re-elected Coalition Government would commit $375,000 towards a new premises in Como for

Coalition will deliver $10 Million for Wanneroo Road Upgrade

A re-elected Coalition Government will deliver $10 million towards the upgrade of Wanneroo Road, Treasurer Peter Costello announced today.

Noarlunga and Mclaren Vale Hospitals

I am pleased to announce that a re-elected Coalition Government will fund significant improvements at the Noarlunga and McLaren Vale and Districts War Memorial Hospitals.

Coalition Delivers $1.56 Billion Transport Policy for South Australia

A re-elected Coalition Government will deliver $1.56 billion for roads and rail as part of our detailed and integrated package for South Australia's road and rail network.

Coalition Delivers $2.45 Billion Transport Policy for Victoria

A re-elected Coalition Government will deliver $2.45 billion for roads and rail as part of our detailed and integrated package for Victoria's road and rail network.

$3 Million to Upgrade Cazaly's Stadium - Cairns

I am pleased to announce that a re-elected Coalition Government will provide $3 million to AFL Cairns towards the upgrade of Cazaly’s Stadium in Cairns.

Swan Claims L-A-W Tax Cuts Were Not a Broken Promise

Labor shadow Treasurer Wayne Swan today claimed that the L-A-W tax cuts were not a broken promise. On Brisbane ABC radio this morning Mr Swan was asked directly:-

$2 Million for home in Queanbeyan

The Treasurer and Liberal MP for Eden-Monaro, Gary Nairn, today announced that a re-elected Coalition Government will contribute $2 million to building a safe, supportive home

ALP Natsem "Analysis"

Late this afternoon the ALP dropped purported "analysis" of tax policy to selected journalists. Mr Rudd has not called a press conference to release it and take scrutiny on it.

$150 Million Delivered for Frankston Bypass

A re-elected Coalition Government will deliver $150 million towards the construction of a toll-free Frankston Bypass.

Labor's GST Plan to Cut Queensland and WA

Labor candidate Belinda Neal has let the cat out of the bag on the prospect of wall-to-wall Labor Governments changing the way funds flow to the States from the GST.

Consumer Price Index - September Quarter 2007

Today’s All Groups Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 0.7percent in the September quarter 2007, to be 1.9percent higher than a year ago.Major contributors to inflation in the quarter included

Resources to Battle Anti-Social Behaviour in Northern Suburbs, Launceston CBD and George Town

Today I am announcing funding of up to $450,000 for the installation of closed-circuit cameras and other measures to combat street racing and anti-social behaviour in the Northern Suburbs, La

Coalition Supports Innovative Youth Support Programme in North Western Tasmania

Tragically North West Tasmania has the highest incidence of misuse of drugs and related mental health issues in the state and youth suicide rates are 65% above the national average.To help brea

$80 Million for Two Road Overpasses to Enable Epping-Mernda Rail Extension

A re-elected Coalition Government will provide $80 million for the construction of two road overpasses to enable the extension of the rail line from Epping through to Mernda in Victoria.