“National Families Week is a great opportunity to reflect on the importance of all families in Bonner,” said Ross Vasta, Federal Member for Bonner today.


National Families Week will be held from Tuesday, 15 May to Monday, 21 May 2012 and will coincide with International Families Day on Tuesday, 15 May 2012.


“Wayne Swan, in last week’s Budget did little to help Australian families who are doing it tough under the Labor government”.


“Families right across Bonner are footing the bill for Labor’s reckless spending and financial mismanagement as Labor freezes family payments to generate savings.”


“Families in Bonner are struggling with cost of living pressures and are about to be hit hard by the world’s biggest carbon tax,” Ross Vasta said.


Since 2007, on average, the price of power has increased by 51%, water is up 46%, gas has increased 30%, health costs are up 20% and grocery prices have increased by 14%.


“With these additional costs, it is no surprise Australian families are finding it hard to survive under Labor.”


“Families in Bonner deserve better,” Ross Vasta said today.


“Instead local households will get hit by the world’s biggest carbon tax.”


The Coalition is committed to a stronger Australia where families can build a better life for themselves through reducing cost of living pressures while ensuring better access to child care, education, and health services.

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