The Australian federal government seeks to break a firm commitment made multiple times before the election, deceitfully claiming that conditions differ from when the commitment was made.
This political "bait and switch" is all too common among our political parties and has resulted in low trust in our politicians and government processes.
Australia urgently needs to match public spending to the community's willingness to be taxed. We also need to change our tax mix to lower the burden placed on everyday wage and salary earners.
Citizens must be broadly and transparently included in this process for a successful outcome.