Jim Chalmers receives ‘backbench pressure’ to tackle cost of living

During the Labor Party’s final caucus meeting for the year, the topic of cost of living had been raised, according to Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell.

jim chalmers receives ‘backbench pressure’ to tackle cost of living

Jim Chalmers receives ‘backbench pressure’ to tackle cost of living

Tasmanian MP Brian Mitchell asked whether the backbench would get a say regarding the mid-year economic statement set to be delivered by Treasurer Jim Chalmers.

“The clear implication from his comments was ‘are the government going to do something? Do a Christmas measure on the cost of living’,” Mr Clennell said.

Mr Chalmers agreed to hold a meeting later this week with Finance Minister Katy Gallagher and backbenchers to discuss the economic statement.

“The first sign of a bit of backbench pressure with this meeting being lined up with the Treasurer on the cost of living issue,” Mr Clennell said.

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