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The Federal Government wants tax cuts, but do voters? CEDA doesn’t

Queensland voters prefer more spending to tax cuts

In the Guardian Australia (18.3.16) Paul Karp reports on a recent ReachTEL poll: 

‘Most voters in Queensland and South Australia would prefer greater spending on health, education and infrastructure than personal income tax cuts, according to a new poll. 

‘The ReachTEL poll found just over half (53.0%) of voters in South Australia and half (49.2%) of Queenslanders would prefer to see government revenue spent on health and education services and infrastructure spending. 

‘Queenslanders rated other budget objectives lower, with 21.9% opting for reducing government debt, 18.8% preferring personal income tax cuts and 10.1% choosing none of those objectives.’

Corporate tax cuts? No

On the other hand, there is scant enthusiasm for reducing company taxes, despite Arthur Sinodinos arguing that this would benefit workers.

The trouble is that word has gone out that a large number of the largest companies do not pay any taxes.

CEDA recommends tax hikes

The ABC reports (29.3.16): ‘A leading, business-backed economic think tank has found tax increases have a bigger role to play than spending cuts in budget repair. Raising taxes on luxury cars, alcohol, and tobacco, removing negative gearing on certain assets and removing private health rebate exemptions are among the key ideas floated by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) to bring the budget back to surplus by 2018-2019.’

Confused about what is still on the table?

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