Taxpayers are set to get more in their pay packets – but at what cost to the broader community?
Hand-wringing over the high cost of petrol does little to help those hardest hit by price volatility – but there are things governments can do to reduce cost-of-living pressures, writes SACOSS CEO Ross Womersley.
The Opposition should be commended for its political courage in rejecting the State Government’s latest “tough on crime” measure, argues Ross Womersley from welfare group SACOSS.
Opponents of the State Government’s major bank levy need to explain how they would fill South Australia’s revenue shortfall, argues Ross Womersley.
South Australia should follow Victoria’s lead and introduce a tax on disused properties, argues Ross Womersley.
Australian governments need more long-term tax revenue, but increasing the GST is the wrong choice, argues Ross Womersley.