This article shows how the government is currently engaging with the electorate on policy changes
The Albanese government is looking more autocratic and dogma driven as each news cycle passes. The dogmatic approach and looseness with the truth is making the current government’s operating style look more like the one they criticised the Morrison government for. What happened to the honest, consultative and listening style Albanese promised?
Even if they made a good decision on the super limit I don't understand why it's not indexed. Seems they want to look good pre elections by raising it, as they do with PAYG scales. This limits people's trust in the future of super.
Over and above the questionable honesty issue, a poorly handled piece of policy development/announcement. They have real problems with the mechanics of the defined pension limits (for public servants and politicians who qualify) and the taxing of unrealised capital gains (especially with small business and farm assets). The non-indexing issue is another example of taxation increases by stealth - as with bracket creep on personal income tax.
Yes I was told a while ago that there is a Cult of Announcements amongst politicians. A Minister makes an announcement that is deemed to be politically beneficial and just expects it to happen.