Dunkley Federal Budget 2021-22
As your voice in Canberra, I regularly call for the Federal government to support local projects and community groups. I do this by giving speeches in the parliament and formally writing to Ministers. I have also met with numerous Ministers, including the Deputy Prime Minister, advocating for local projects and pushing for the government to deliver on their previous announcements.
You will have seen that I also use the parliament to take up national issues raised with me by members of our community and have been pushing the government to introduce important reforms which would have a national and a local impact.
It’s that time of year again - the Treasurer will hand down the 2021-22 federal budget in Canberra on Tuesday 11 May. This is the opportunity for the Morrison government to deliver on it’s promises to our community and to answer our call for funding for new projects and to support local organisation.
As we continue to push for local investment and national building federal programs, I'm keen to hear what you'd like to see from the 2021-22 budget.
Here's just some of what I'll be looking for in the federal budget:
- A comprehensive and properly funded local jobs plan
- Deliver the promised funding for improved carparking in Frankston, Kananook and Seaford
- Deliver promised funding for the Ballarto Road upgrade
- Invest in the proposed Ballam Park athletics redevelopment
- Invest in vital new pavilions at Emil Madsen Reserve, Mount Eliza
- Fund the Mornington Bay Trail project for cycling and walking
- Fill the funding shortfall for the extension of the Metro Line to Baxter
- Invest in the exciting proposed expansion of buildings and programs at the McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery
- Fund buildings at the local indigenous gathering place, Nairm Marr Djambana
- Further rounds of the Local Schools Community Program and the Stronger Communities Programme to support students and local organisations.
- Investment in social and affordable housing
- A comprehensive gender equality strategy
- Increased domestic and family violence support
- Investment in local manufacturing
- Reform to childcare so that it is affordable and wages for workers are increased
- Support for university employees and equal access for students (fees)
- Increase to Job Seeker (Newstart)
- Recycling and the circular economy
- Targeted support for travel agents, small businesses and the arts & culture industries post JobKeeper
- Action on Aged Care
- Well-being budget
- A Plan to reduce emissions and support renewable energy
- Real action on climate change