NOW IS THE TIME to determine “what kind of a nation…we want to … bequeath to future generations.”
“But the post-COVID world, if poorly managed, could
usher in a vastly different Australia racked by social division based on access
to secure, meaningful and rewarding work in sufficient measure to support a
family, a lifestyle and maybe the opportunity of home ownership.
The discussion we should be having now isn’t so
much how do we recover from the pandemic but what kind of a nation do we want
to rebuild and bequeath to future generations.”
When change is required, the government of a democracy
should seek the ‘common good’ solution - one that appeals to the majority and
is least problematic to others.
Reform in Australia is inherently challenging as the ‘politics’
at both state and federal level can de-rail change, even if majority community support
Tax Reform in Australia has been held back for too long by
political wrangling and manoeuvring.
Our politicians should put their egos aside and seek
community input to determine a tax reform package that is viewed as a ‘common
good’ and then get on with implementation.