As the election draws near, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s campaign has found a propellant through Brexit.
Capitalizing on Britain’s historic exit from the European Union, Turnbull has used it as a cornerstone of his re-election campaign.
The Prime Minister campaigned for stability of the government after the shocking European events.
A far cry from the Labor party’s liberal budget allocations, the Liberal Party was happy to keep a conservative budget. The Turnbull campaign further put emphasis on conservative measures in promoting economic growth. Instead of spending to bolster the economic growth, the Prime Minister is focusing on gradually cutting corporate taxes down to 25 per cent over the course of 10 years.
He also dedicated $396 million for a range of social welfare causes such as mental health, illegal gun crackdowns and women empowerment in what otherwise were male-dominated fields.
At the heart of Turnbull campaign speech, he mentioned Brexit as an example of global economic volatility. As a consequence, the Prime Minister has deemed renegotiation for economic trade deals.
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“Always expect the unexpected. We will need to renegotiate vital trade deals with Europe and Britain,” Prime Minister Turnbull said in his re-election pitch, Sydney Morning Herald reports.
Prime Minister Turnbull then went on to cite his party’s achievement of cementing economic deals. Under the Liberal Party, Japan, Korea, China, Singapore and the highly controversial Trans Pacific Partnership pushed through.
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He further pointed out that the party was able to do it in just 3 years. Meanwhile, he notes that the Labor Party was unable to conclude any significant economic deal for the country in the last six years.
He also persuaded voters to think twice before casting their votes on the minority candidates.
“Vote for anyone other than the Liberal and National party candidates, and the risk is that Australians will next week find themselves with Bill Shorten as prime minister and no certainty about their future.” The Guardian reports Prime Minister saying. He also cited Lambie, Xenophon, Lazarus and Hanson as the minority parties.
The Guardian further reports surveys show the Labor party is highly unlikely to win the majority of seats.