SUNBURY residents won't be out of pocket following the introduction of the carbon tax, federal Treasurer Wayne Swan said on his visit to the town last week.
Mr Swan, who was joined by McEwen MP Rob Mitchell at Sunbury Square shopping centre on Thursday morning, said the government was providing significant payments to Sunbury residents who were concerned about the carbon tax and cost of living.
"A lot of them [residents] would have received their school packs [funding] through the end of term. A number would have received increased family payments and a significant number would have received a tax cut with the tripling of the tax-free threshold."
Mr Swan spoke with business owners, including Just for Men Menswear owner Noel Cassallo, about an increase in the instant asset tax write-off for small businesses from $5000 to $6500.
The measure was announced by the federal government in May. The changes will benefit hundreds of businesses in Sunbury.
"We spoke about business and how it hasn't been the best. He said he knows things have been a bit quiet with the economy," Mr Cassallo said.
Mr Swan also spoke with Patricia Roberts, Dorothy Woods and Hazel McKay about charity work they do in Sunbury.