Tuesday 10 March 2015
By Ross Fox, Kairos Catholic Journal
WITH Australia staring down the barrel of $102 billion in deficits over the forward estimates, belts are being tightened and new taxes seem to be under active discussion.
Last month, the Australia Institute led a small but vocal chorus that has proposed the extension of GST to education and health as part of the answer to the country’s fiscal woes. In fact, they have narrowed their focus to private health insurance and to Catholic and independent schools.