Chris Bowen was elected to the Federal Parliament as Member for Prospect in October 2004. Chris was educated at Smithfield Public School and St Johns Park High School. He graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Economics.
There are many reasons why negative gearing and the capital gains tax discount need to be reformed. Housing affordability. Budget repair. And importantly, financial stability.
The Budget has been released and we're all going to have to pay for Tony's Abbott's lies. It includes a $7 GP tax every time you see a doctor and a $5 hike on the price of your prescriptions.
I join Blacktown Council in opposing the construction and operation of a 24/7 incinerator in Eastern Creek. The people of Minchinbury, Erskine Park and St Clair have had longstanding issues with the odour coming from the nearby recycling and waste facilities. Click here to watch my 90 second statement in Parliament.