Economic challenges make it hard to see how the Australian government can hold on to the previous government’s planned stage three tax cuts which create a flat tax rate of 30 cents in the dollar for anyone earning between $40,000 and $200,000. These cuts abolish an entire rung of Australia’s progressive income tax ladder.
What if they were scrapped and there was an extra $243bn in the budget over the next 10 years?
The Guardian has produced an interactive budget for you to see how far $243bn can go:
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The Albanese Government will introduce legislation to establish a powerful, transparent and independent National Anti-Corruption Commission.The Government has committed $262 million over four years for the establishment and ongoing operation of the Commission.This funding will ensure the Commission has the staff, capabilities and capacity to properly consider referrals and allegations, conduct timely investigations and undertake corruption prevention and education activities.The Albanese Government’s National Anti-Corruption Commission will investigate serious or systemic corrupt conduct across the entire federal public sector....WATCHhttps://parlview.aph.gov.au/mediaPlayer.php?videoID=591010&operation_mode=parlview...RELEASE