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Mark McGowan declares that Anthony Albanese WILL be the next prime minister of Australia

Labor leader Anthony Albanese has unveiled new policies on health, housing and equality as he launched the party’s campaign in Perth.

HOUSING:

* The Help to Buy scheme will provide an equity contribution of as much as 40 per cent of the purchase price of a new home and up to 30 per cent for an existing dwelling for 10,000 Australians.

* The scheme enables savings of up to $380,000 for new homes and $285,000 for existing ones, with price caps of between $550,000 and $950,000 depending on the state and region.

* Australians will be able to buy an additional stake in the home, owned by the federal government, in five per cent increments or pay the government back when they sell.

* Homebuyers will avoid lenders mortgage insurance but still need a two per cent deposit and qualify for a standard loan.

* Australians with a taxable income of up to $90,000 for individuals and up to $120,000 for couples can access the scheme.

* The scheme will cost around $329 million over four years.

* Labor will also establish a National Housing Supply and Affordability Council.

MEDICINES:

* Medication on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme will be cut by $12.50, bringing the maximum price of listed medicines to $30.

ELECTRIC VEHICLES

* Labor will build more electric vehicle charging stations across Australia through a $39.3 million investment, matched by the NRMA.

* Up to $80 million to deliver up to 16 hydrogen stations on Australia’s busiest freight routes.

* Many electric vehicles will be exempt from import tariffs and fringe benefits tax.

* Labor will double the Driving the Nation Fund to $500 million, allowing the Commonwealth to co-invest in additional EV chargers, as well as hydrogen and biofuels refuelling infrastructure.

MANUFACTURING:

* Labor will use $1 billion as part of its $15 billion National Reconstruction Fund to develop value-added products from Australian resources.

* Minerals like lithium and nickel used in batteries will be processed in Australia.

* One in every 10 jobs on federally funded worksites will be filled by apprentices or trainees.

EQUALITY:

* Gender pay equity will become an objective of the Fair Work Act.

* The Fair Work Commission’s powers to order pay increases for workers in low paid, female-dominated industries will be increased.

 

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