Zen and the art of GST reform

The media is at least partly to blame for the policies putting more pressure on middle Australia. Rather than fanning another fear campaign, journalists need to embrace a fair debate on GST reform.

If we are going to stuff up the Australian economy, journalists are going to have to take a very large part of the blame. For it is the news media that has, in the interests of a ‘good story’, convinced Mr and Mrs Average to score a number of own-goals.

The most obvious is the looming replacement of a least-cost/tonne carbon trading system with a tax-funded scheme that means Australia will either miss its carbon abatement target or pay a lot more to hit it. Goal!



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