Austerity measures are just history repeating

By Alex Millmow
Updated April 23 2018 - 9:26pm, first published May 9 2014 - 11:50am

You have got to laugh. The Abbott government has got itself in a right muddle about deficits and the debt such that they are prepared to slap top income earners with an income tax surcharge. Then there is Tony Abbott’s signature policy of the paid parental leave scheme which will be funded by a 1.5 per cent levy placed squarely upon the big end of town. Of course, the rest of us, too, will feel the pain but it’s wonderful to see the top end of town get it.

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