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PM IN TOOWOOMBA: Turnbull talks up 'year of rewards' in lunch address

UPDATE:
The Prime Minister has outlined the government's agenda for 2018 in a speech in Toowoomba .
Malcolm Turnbull has promised that Australia will share in a year of rewards after two years of economic reform with tax relief for both companies and middle-income earners the focus this year. 
He also talked up local infrastructure.. including non-funded government projects:
We landed at the Wagner families Wellcamp Airport..that airport is an incredible achievement..really a remarkable achievement.
It is opening up new markets for passengers and products throughout Australia from the region.
No government money in the Airport itself but the Second Range Crossing helped make it possible".
2PM:
The Prime Minister has addressed a lunch in Toowoomba to push his tax cuts and welfare reforms in a bid to win back voter support.
He has promised that Australia will share in a year of rewards after two years of economic reform.
This is some of Malcolm Turnbull's speech in the Garden City this afternoon. 
"This is the year that we really start to see the reward of that hard work. 
In 2018, lower tax rates will kick in for businesses with a turnover of up to 50 million dollars.
Genuine needs based funding begins for our schools...for the first time in our history national needs based funding.
Child care will be affordable for lower income families from July and we will continue to put downward pressure on power suppliers. 
1PM
Property owners against the inland rail are rallying outside a Toowoomba venue where the Prime Minister is now delivering his national address.
In recent months there's been issues over the 8-point-4 billion dollar rail project linking Brisbane with Melbourne.  
Farmers are concerned it could disrupt the free flow of water where the line cuts through the Condamine floodplain. 
The PM is expected to announce major tax and welfare reforms as part of his speech this afternoon. 
12PM:
Federal MP for Groom John McVeigh has welcomed the Prime Minister's visit to Toowoomba today.
Malcolm Turnbull is in the region to outline proposed changes to tax cuts and child care reforms in a bid to win back voter support.
Mr McVeigh told the ABC that the PM plans to set out his vision for the year.
" I'm really thrilled that he's decided to do that he's agreed to do that from Toowoomba then the press club in Canberra". 
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