‘Rorts and slush funds’: Trillion dollar debt hides Coalition’s dubious economic record

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Shadow Treasurer Jim Chalmers has claimed Labor can “spend money more effectively” than the Morrison government. “We want the economy to work for people and not the other way around and what that means is getting the budget settings right so that it fits the times,” he told Sky News. “Our criticism of the government isn’t just the kind of dumpster fire of hypocrisy and inconsistency around debt and deficit.” “Our criticism of the government is within that trillion dollars of debt there’s all these rorts that they accumulated over the last eight long years and in the government there’s 21 different slush funds to get them through an election”. “I think we spend money more effectively than the government. We measure that effectiveness by more jobs and more opportunity for more Australians.”
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