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.
With South Australian renters continuing to grapple with high utility costs, a good move would be to reverse a legislative change which hit tenants with water supply charges, writes Ross Womersley.
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.