Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Abbott legacy

State governments are about to hike up taxes

A good, clear column from Peter Martin about how the Commonwealth is leaving it up to the States to raise taxes for essential health and education funding.  Although I blame Abbott, mostly, I have to admit that the Labor "no GST increase" position at the Federal level is compounding the problem.

1 comment:

Not Trampis said...


I wrote the other day on how State government could raise money just like raising the GST only doing it al by themselves.

It is called payroll tax. Removing the thresholds and exemptions and hey presto you have a GST in that it essentially has the same incidence,