Labor hits out at business lobby campaign

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Federal Labor says the voters will not be fooled by the business lobby's campaign for tax cuts in the pre-election.

Australia's Business Council has reportedly asked each of its 130 members to pay 200,000 dollars against a polls fund.

The Council will spread its communication through a series of television ads, city hall meetings and marginal seat campaigns.

"It's actually not a grassroots campaign when you're a big wealthy company that pays other people to fight for you – it's called astroturfing, said vice-president Tanya Plibersek on Tuesday in ABC radio.

" I Do not think anyone will be fooled by a campaign of wealthy companies who say rich companies deserve a tax credit. "

Her head Bill Shorten said the council was" angry "by proposing the country's major banks to get tax exemption.

" I do not mind gutstanschutzpah from the Business Council of Australia, but I & # 39; m on the side of everyda y australia not big business, "he said to ABC radio.

BCA CEO Jennifer Westacott said that the Council had no choice but to take on as a GetUp in the upcoming campaign. 19659007] "Not to do that means we will surrender our country to an inevitable set of very bad policies that will be bad for the country and to be honest, bad for the poorest, not the richest people," she told ABC TV .

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