Labor will form the next Australian Parliament after winning the 2022 federal election.
Under the leadership of Anthony Albanese, Labour has pledged to address several issues. This is where they stand on the main front.
Labour’s aged care policy, launched in Anthony Albanese’s Budget Answer speech, is focused on five areas.
It promises to have a registered nurse on site at all times of the day.
This will require staff to spend at least three hours and 35 minutes with each resident, as recommended by the Royal Commission on Aged Care.
Labor did not specify how much time each resident would spend with one registered nurse per day, but said each resident would have “more time with one registered nurse”.
It said it would send more workers to the industry and said Labor supported the push to raise worker wages and would fully fund any increase.
Labour has said it will set up a national anti-corruption commission by the end of this year.
They said it would cover alleged corruption by politicians and civil servants.
Labour’s model will hold public hearings for everyone – including politicians – unless there is a good reason not to.
The committee also has the power to start its own investigation, rather than wait for matters referred to it.
It is also able to investigate past events.
Labor has pledged almost across the board to provide more generous subsidies – including locking in government changes for second and more children.
It will also increase the maximum subsidy rate, capping the maximum subsidy rate for the first child at 90 per cent.
Labour’s long-term goal is to provide a universal subsidy of 90 per cent to all households.
The household income threshold will increase from $354,305 to $530,000, with no annual cap.
This will cost $5.4 billion over four years.
Labour has pledged to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and a 43% target by 2030.
Its plans include investing in green metal production — metals produced using renewable energy — to make electric vehicles cheaper, upgrading the grid so it can handle more renewable energy, and installing community batteries and solar banks across the country.
Labour is almost in step with the defence spending coalition.
Anthony Albanese has said a Labor government will not let Defence spending fall below the Coalition’s target of 2 per cent of GDP, but did not put a figure on how much they would spend on the ADF if it wins the election.
Labor has also committed to an independent “defence posture review” of Australia’s military resources and strategy.
Labour has promised to create 20,000 new university places, focusing on areas where there is currently a skills shortage.
It will also provide more access to students from remote areas, Aboriginal students and students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Labor has pledged to pay for 465,000 TAFE places over the next four years, including 45,000 new places.
It will also spend $50 million to upgrade IT systems, workshops and laboratories nationwide.
On apprenticeships, it will pay for 10,000 new apprentices to train people for renewable or other clean energy jobs as part of Labour’s plan.
Labor has promised to introduce tax breaks for electric cars that will save people around $2,000 on a $50,000 car.
The policy will cost $200 million over three years and will work by waiving import duties and fringe benefit taxes on some electric vehicles (EVs) below the luxury vehicle tax threshold of $79,659.
Companies can save up to $9,000 a year if they provide employees with the same car through a work program.
Discounts will begin in July this year and will be reviewed after three years to reassess follow-up.
Labor plans to effectively scrap the Coalition’s agricultural visas and instead create a new agricultural stream within the existing Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme.
The party said it would pay for Pacific workers’ upfront travel to Australia.
Labour plans to ban farmers from exporting live sheep.
Labour has pledged $500 million from its National Reconstruction Fund to help diversify the agricultural sector and access new markets.
Labor has also pledged to return 450 gigalitres of water from the Murray-Darling Basin to the environment, reducing water use for agriculture and other industries.
Labor has pledged money to strengthen Australia’s biosecurity system, but has yet to say how much it plans to spend.
They committed to spending $7.5 million over four years on 20 additional biosafety dogs and trainers to prevent disease.
Labor went further than the Coalition, promising to cut the cost of medicines by $12.50, to a maximum of $30.
It has pledged to fund 50 “urgent care clinics”, which it says will ease pressure on hospital emergency departments.
The centers will cost $135 million over four years and will be located in GP operating rooms and centers.
They are open 7 days a week from 8am to 10pm.
It also promises to match the Alliance’s expanded commitments for continuous glucose monitoring devices and senior health cards.
Labour’s main housing policy is a new “shared equity” scheme, which is essentially buying 30 or 40 per cent of a property with the owner.
Over time, homeowners can buy that percentage of properties from the government.
Labour has pledged to create a regional housing scheme with 10,000 places a year.
It also suggested the price caps on houses were too low and committed to reviewing them immediately if elected.
Labor has also pledged to create a $10 billion Australian Housing Future Fund, with returns on investment to build 30,000 new social and affordable homes, some of which will be allocated to frontline workers and women fleeing domestic violence.
It said it would be in line with the Coalition’s proposal to lower the age at which people could put money from selling their homes into superannuation to incentivize people to downsize.
Labour looks set to carry on with most ongoing Coalition infrastructure projects.
But it plans to save $750 million by eliminating the coalition’s new regionalization fund and cutting funding for an invite-only community development grant program.
There are few public details on the regionalization fund, and guidelines won’t be released until July.
Labour’s election costs listed $367.2 million in new spending on “infrastructure projects”, but its pledges far exceeded that figure.
Labor, for example, has pledged $500 million in the East Coast’s first high-speed rail budget and $2.2 billion in the Victorian government’s suburban rail loop project.
National Disability Insurance Scheme
Labour has pledged to review and reform the scheme to ensure it is not “arbitrarily cut”.
It also wants to increase the staffing cap for the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), which oversees the scheme, reviews the use of outside lawyers and consultants, streamlines the process of initial planning, improves service delivery in regional Australia, and works with people with disabilities. people cooperate. Disability for any future changes to the plan.
Labor has matched Coalition policies to freeze deeming interest rates and other payments for pensioners for two years and expand eligibility for the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card by raising the income threshold.
Labor supports ship repatriation and offshore processing centers.
But Labour opposes the use of temporary protection visas because it believes it puts refugees in an uncertain state.
The party did not comment on whether it would increase the number of humanitarian visas offered a year, but had previously supported more places for refugees from Afghanistan, Ukraine and Syria.
Taxes and Tax Deductions
Labor announced last year it would support the final stage of the tax cuts if it wins the election, meaning regardless of who wins, billions of dollars will flow to wealthy Australians.
Labour said no new taxes would be introduced other than multinationals, but promised to close loopholes for big international companies, which it said would generate nearly $2 billion in revenue over four years.
Labor has promised a $4.5 billion upgrade package already underway.
It also pledged to spend another $2.4 billion to expand full-fibre NBN access to add 1.5 million locations by 2025.
Labour’s election cost document said it would negotiate with NBNCo how to pay for the pledge.
Labour has pledged $480 million for fixed wireless upgrades to help regional customers.
Labor has also pledged $656 million for a regional telecoms plan, which includes funding for multi-operator mobile coverage on roads with coverage blackspots.
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