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Calls for family tax relief in federal budget
· May 05, 2015 10:00 AM
The Australian Christian Lobby has welcomed calls from Family First senator Bob Day for the federal government to provide tax relief to families by introducing income splitting measures.
ACL’s Lyle Shelton said it was time for the Australian government to provide tax relief for families.
“Income splitting is an issue whose time has well and truly come,” Mr Shelton said. “I’m glad to see Senator Day raising this issue in the lead up to the federal budget.
“Childcare costs are skyrocketing and many young families are feeling the pinch.
“Introducing income splitting would make it more affordable for parents to choose to stay at home and raise their children.”
The Australian Christian Lobby’s calls for tax relief follow a similar call from Family First senator Bob Day.
“I gave the government notice of Family First’s desire for income splitting in question time last November,” Senator Day said, “I believe within the coalition there is support for income splitting so that couples with stay at home parents can address their living costs.”
A similar proposal was also put forward last year by government senator Matthew Canavan.
Income splitting would allow couples to combine their taxable income then split it equally between each partner. For a couple with a stay at home parent, this would double the tax-free threshold for the couple and reduce their marginal tax rate.
Bob Day on the Political Spot about being elected to the senate
· October 08, 2013 11:00 AM
Bob Day is the Senator-Elect of the Family First Party representing South Australia. He will take up his position on July 1st, 2014. In this interview with the ACL's Katherine Spackman he talks about his position on some issues including paid parental leave scheme, foreign aid and preferential voting. There is 5 minute interview below but also an extended 10 minute interview available
Family First sounds warning on preferences for MPs who support homosexual marriage
· September 13, 2012 10:00 AM
The Family First political party has indicated that MPs and Senators who vote in favour of same-sex ‘marriage’ will be highly unlikely to receive its preferences at next year’s federal election.
Speaking with ACL this afternoon, Family First’s National President, Bob Day AO, says any member from either side of politics who voted for this “would make it hard for Family First to preference them”.
Votes on two bills brought by Labor Senators and a Labor MP are expected next week.
During debate in Parliament this week, MPs from both sides of politics said they expected same-sex marriage to be voted down.
This would bring to an end the long-running and divisive debate which has been engineered largely by the Greens political party and in the process damaged Labor’s brand.
ACL is not a political party and maintains a non-party partisan stance. However, it encourages the Christian constituency to look closely at party platforms and individual candidates before they vote.
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