Federal Budget: Burt candidates O’Sullivan and Keogh weigh in on Budget’s impact on seat


Labor candidate for Burt Matt Keogh (centre).
Labor candidate for Burt Matt Keogh (centre).

LIBERAL candidate for Burt Matt O’Sullivan says the Federal Budget promised more support for small businesses in Burt as well as improved training and job opportunities for young people.

Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison delivered his first Federal Budget last Tuesday.

“This is a budget that promises more support for small businesses in Burt, improved training and job opportunities for young people in Burt, and further improvements to the quality of key services throughout the electorate,” he said.

“Youth unemployment remains a key concern for many residents in Burt, particularly across Armadale, Kelmscott and Gosnells and it’s very encouraging to see the Turnbull Government unveil its Youth Employment Package, aimed squarely at helping young people into work.

“On top of the $116 million already pledged towards the duplication of Armadale Road between Antsey Road and Tapper Road, I’ll fight hard to secure additional funding for the construction of the Armadale Road Bridge.”

Labor candidate for Burt Matt Keogh believed WA was abandoned in this latest budget.

He said there needed to be more money for infrastructure in Burt.

“There is no funding for (Armadale Road flyover bridge) in the Federal Budget,” Mr Keogh said.

“People that are earning less than $80,000, which is 75 per cent of Australians, are being abandoned by this government.

“We are not seeing any investment for rail.”