Families in Watson will lose around $935 per-year as a result of the Government’s unfair Budget new modelling shows, as the Government refuses to rule out new cuts.

The massive hit to households is the second largest anywhere in Australia according to figures released by the University of Canberra's National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM).

Federal Labor Member for Watson Tony Burke said the findings illustrate what many families in Watson already know and are feeling.

“People in Watson work hard to make a good life for themselves and their families and Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey are trying to make it harder,” Mr Burke said.

“This Budget takes from those who can least afford it and gives to those who need it least. It’s a bad budget built on broken promises.”

Before the election Tony Abbott said:


“No cuts to education, no cuts to health, no changes to pensions.”

Tony Abbott – 6 September 2013


Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey cut $80 billion from education and health, and $23 billion from the age pension making pensioners $80 per-week worse off within the decade. While a single income family on $65,000 per-year will be $6000 worse off.

“There was no mention of these unfair cuts before the election and many people in Watson feel betrayed by Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey,” Mr Burke said.