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The Abbott Government has delivered a Budget of broken promises that that will hurt local residents already struggling to make ends meet, Leader of the Opposition and Member for Maribyrnong Bill Shorten has said today.


“Maribyrnong residents have every right to feel betrayed. Before the election, Tony Abbott promised no cuts to health, no cuts to education and no changes to pensions.”


“But in his first Budget, he will gut $80 billion out of hospitals and schools, he will cut pensions and force Australians to work longer.”


“Tony Abbott promised no new taxes and no tax increases, but this Budget means you will pay every time you see the doctor and pay more every time you fill up the car.”


“Local residents will pay for the Abbott Government’s Budget of broken promises.”