Thatcherism and Reaganomics led to huge transfers of income and wealth from the poor to the rich. Increasing the tax rates on the highest earners would instead send a powerful message that we really are all in this together.
Julie Bishop stayed an extra day in Perth after completing her official public commitments so an empty jet flew from Canberra to Perth to pick up her and her partner David Panton to return them to the nation’s capital at a cost to taxpayers of $30,000.
From Robodebt to Ruby Princess, politicians are past masters at ducking responsibility, though busy prosecuting their perceived foes. Will they stop at nothing to avoid being accountable, asks Elizabeth Minter. Taxpayers are on the hook for $3 million in court costs fighting whistleblowers, and threatened High Court action to stop a federal employee giving evidence to the Ruby Princess Inquiry. All the while, in the absence of a federal anti-corruption commission, the political scandals unfold, and pass without consequence.
April 2015As environment minster, Greg Hunt claimed that Labor’s carbon tax was more than 93 times more expensive than the Coalition's Emissions Reduction Fund at reducing emissions.Hunt claimed that the carbon tax “reduced emissions at over $1,300 per...
The Australian Open, State of Origin, the Ashes, rugby union Test – 2014 a very busy year for Nationals MP Warren Truss.
Labor leader’s trips to the 2014 Australian Open and the AFL Grand Final cost taxpayers just over $4000.