Opinion

Raising tax revenue just to throw it away is no answer

By Simon Cowan
Updated November 14 2018 - 8:38pm, first published April 23 2014 - 4:40am

From troubling deficit figures in recent budgets, to dire predictions of blowouts in health and ageing spending in the intergenerational reports, and Treasury secretary Martin Parkinson ’s warning of threats to our living standards, all signs are pointing to the upcoming budget as a crucial juncture for Australia’s fiscal future.

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