Monday 26 September 2022 12:53 AM Greens senator Mehreen Faruqi wants student loans wiped out instead of stage ... trends now

Monday 26 September 2022 12:53 AM Greens senator Mehreen Faruqi wants student loans wiped out instead of stage ... trends now
Monday 26 September 2022 12:53 AM Greens senator Mehreen Faruqi wants student loans wiped out instead of stage ... trends now

Monday 26 September 2022 12:53 AM Greens senator Mehreen Faruqi wants student loans wiped out instead of stage ... trends now

Controversial Greens senator calls for Australia to WIPE OUT uni students' HECS debts instead of tax cuts for wealthy Aussies Senator Mehreen Faruqi has called for Australia's student debt to be wiped out  Ms Faruqi recently copped backlash for 'insensitive' comments about the Queen  She said money earmarked for stage three tax cuts could be better put to use  Critics of the tax cuts due in 2024 say they will largely favour the wealthy   The Queen's funeral: All the latest Royal Family news and coverage

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A Greens Senator has called for the Australian government to wipe out student loans rather than spend billions on tax cuts for wealthy Aussies. 

The party's deputy leader Mehreen Faruqi - who recently came under fire for an 'appalling' tweet about the Queen and imperialism - tweeted on Sunday that Australians were struggling with the 'skyrocketing' cost of living and housing. 

Senator Faruqi said: 'It's time to provide relief for people by wiping student debt'. 

The tax cuts, due to be enacted in 2024, are the third stage in a tax plan by the previous Coalition government that critics claim will cost up to $243billion and will mostly favour the wealthy.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has vowed to keep the tax cuts in place - an election promise.  

Senator Mehreen Faruqi (pictured) wants some of the money intended for stage three tax cuts due in 2024 to instead be used to wipe student debts

Senator Mehreen Faruqi (pictured) wants some of the money intended for stage three tax cuts due in 2024 to instead be used to wipe student debts 

Critics including Ms Faruqi say the tax cuts will favour the wealthy and promote inequality

Critics including Ms Faruqi say the tax cuts will favour the wealthy and promote inequality 

The stage three tax cuts would remove an entire tax bracket and impose a flat tax rate of 30c in the dollar to workers who earn between

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