Australians are tweeting the hashtag #keepmytendollars on Twitter, asking the federal government to keep the money from proposed tax cuts for low and middle-income earners in budget and put it towards other measures needing such as the NDIS or Newstart.
Earlier this week, Treasurer Scott Morrison confirmed the budget, released on Tuesday night, will deliver some income tax relief for people earning up to $87,000.
According to the ABC, that works out to be roughly $10 a week.
But instead of getting that money back, Twitter users have offered their own suggestions for how the money can be better spent.
#keepmytendollars and put it towards Newstart. It's unacceptable that people are so low on $$ they are forced to choose between food and tampons.
— Jill Moran (@Jill_Canberra) May 8, 2018
— Dr Jonathan (@JonathanFoye) May 8, 2018
#KeepMyTenDollars and spend it on Domestic Violence services
— Noely ⚡⚡ (@YaThinkN) May 8, 2018
— Shane Fenwick (@shanefenwick) May 8, 2018
#Keepmytendollars and fund mental health properly.
— Alison Anderson (@AlisonJAnderson) May 8, 2018
#keepmytendollars and fund Safe Schools.
— Alastair Lawrie (@alawriedejesus) May 8, 2018
— Peter Murphy (@PeterWMurphy1) May 8, 2018
#KeepMyTenDollars and invest it in a better public education system.
— Jack Macpherson (@latts92) May 8, 2018
#keepmytendollars and raise the minimum wage
— Sally McManus (@sallymcmanus) May 8, 2018
If you #keepmytendollars and invest in:
– public housing
– renewable energy
– public transport
– effective local waste recycling
– river/forest/land rehabilitation
– science investment
– arts and cultural funding
YOU’LL CREATE JOBS.#auspol
— Van Badham (@vanbadham) May 8, 2018
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