WITH the Federal election approaching, Community Newspaper Group is here to help you understand where your local candidates stand on issues important to you.
From now until the election, we bring you your Burt candidates’ views on a different aspect of the national debate.
Matt O’Sullivan, Liberal Party
Should the Armadale Road flyover bridge be completed?
Connecting Armadale Road to the freeway would provide a more efficient and safer connection for daily commuters and create growth opportunities for small businesses. I will be meeting with the State Transport Minister to discuss this important project and I will keep fighting hard to secure a genuine funding commitment. The fact is it is only the Commonwealth and State Liberal Governments that have delivered real results for the crucial $145 million upgrade a crucial section of Armadale Road between Anstey Road and Tapper Road. Labor’s commitment to the flyover project is flimsy at best. They claim the State Government will pay for half the cost but has failed to inform or consult with them about the announcement.
Does the current negative gearing system need to be changed?
Given the fact that changes would negatively affect ordinary working families comprising tradies, retail workers, teachers, nurses, and FIFO workers, who are trying to secure their future, no.
Do you believe in trickle-down economics?
I believe that tax cuts will lead to more investment by business and create more jobs for people. This gives more people a chance to improve their standard of living.
The government should initiate a royal commission into banks: No
The government should further restrict foreign land ownership: No
Weekend penalty rates should be abolished: No
The government’s small businesses tax cuts are a good idea: Yes
The Australian Building and Construction Commission should be reintroduced: Yes.