CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government returned to Parliament on Tuesday claiming a new mandate from the May election to pass 158 billion Australian dollars ($110 billion) in tax cuts into law.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison won a surprise third three-year term at elections on May 18.
The conservative government is giving priority to passing tax cuts that will cost AU$158 billion over a decade.
The government doesn’t hold a majority in the Senate, so it will need either the support of the center-left opposition Labor Party or at least four of six unaligned senators to make the tax cuts law.
The opposition is divided on whether they should pass the cuts.