What should (and shouldn't) the government make free

By Adam Triggs
Updated April 7 2022 - 7:01am, first published 6:26am
Students at a national Make Education Free Again protest in 2017. Picture: Adam McLean

What do the following things have in common: education, rapid antigen tests, public transport, childcare, and vaccines? They are all things people regularly argue should be free, paid for by the government. With the Greens Party already promising free TAFE and university, we can expect more things to be added to this list as the federal election gets closer.