From government, this approach would be a difficult sell, but from opposition it is what Sir Humphrey Appleby would call “courageous’’.
A novel thing has happened this election: a major political party unabashedly is offering a significantly higher level of tax should it form government.
The Labor Party is planning an ambitious overall spending program, and the follow-on consequence of this is its embrace of higher tax levels.
David Alexander is Federal Managing Director at Barton Deakin and a former senior adviser to Peter Costello.
David Alexander, The Australian, May 3, 2016. The full article can be accessed here.