“At some point in the next term of government,
sooner rather than later, the treasurer of the day will have to lay out a
comprehensive program of budget repair, not simply a cursory exercise in good
“It demands a set of hard rules and reforms that
will enable us to live within our means.”
(Tom Dusevic, The Australian)
Politicians have been unwilling to 'bite the bullet' due to fear of voter anger.
This is a classical case for a Citizens Jury to
review all the facts and recommend a new revenue-raising structure that works
for the common good.