Government Dismisses Labor’s $300 Incentive, Says Free Car Park With Every Jab Would Be Better Use Of Funds

“Australians don’t need to be bribed with cash. That’s what elections are for"

Government Dismisses Labor’s $300 Incentive, Says Free Car Park With Every Jab Would Be Better Use Of Funds

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has slammed Labor’s plan to give all vaccinated Australians a one-off $300 payment, saying it was wasteful, insulting and failed to provide a single extra parking space to marginal voters.

“The average Australian doesn’t want $300 to spend on whatever they want. They want a half-built carpark next to a train station.

“Australians are doing the right thing, they don’t need to be bribed with cash. That’s what elections are for,” Mr Morrison said.

He said the $6 billion price tag was an irresponsible waste of money. “There are many much more targeted ways to waste that kind of money, believe you me. Buying overpriced vacant land next to an airport for starters.

“If we wanted to blow $6 billion we’d do it by designing a job payments scheme that gave money to big business who don’t need it. Or we’d use it to build toilet facilities for rowing clubs in seats where it looks like we’re under threat. That’s what responsible money management looks like, not this scattergun approach to the economy”.

Asked how it would be logistically possible to deliver carparks to all vaccinated Australians, the Prime Minister said not to get hung up on the detail. “It’s an announcement, it’s not an actual policy. Of course we’re not going to actually roll anything out”.

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Coalition Agrees To Give $300 To Gerry Harvey For Every Australian Vaccinated

“Incentives are good, but they need to be properly targeted"

Coalition Agrees To Give $300 To Gerry Harvey For Every Australian Vaccinated

The Federal Government says it will adopt the spirit of Anthony Albanese’s ‘cash for jabs’ proposal, agreeing to pay $300 to Gerry Harvey for every Australian who comes forward to be vaccinated.

Earlier, Mr Albanese announced a Labor plan to give cash to every Australian who was vaccinated, but the government said a more targeted approach was required.

“Incentives are good, but they need to be properly directed,” Finance Minister Simon Birmingham said, announcing the new policy.

“What we don’t want is a typical Labor scattergun, cash-splash approach where everyone gets rewarded. What we need instead is a pointed approach that funnels funds directly to the business billionaires who need it most”.

He said with Harvey Norman receiving only $22 million in JobKeeper subsidies last year, the company was crying out for additional government support. “I think every Australian will feel proud to know that when they go to get their jab, they’ll be helping a struggling furniture retailer keep their profit margins in eight figures”.

Thanks to @greenbeam for the headline idea

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