Unsurprising news in The Age today of the large scale tax evasion carried out by many of the wealthiest Australians. It is always so distatseful hearing of the richest Australians, who have benefited from all that our nation gives them, being unwilling or too greedy to give anything back. Or maybe most of these (very likely) right wing types simply believe that since they are ideologically opposed to them, paying taxes just isn’t for them. Tax has become a dirty word in Australian politics, or indeed in Western politics. This is a shame. It is after all taxes that pay for roads, hospitals, schools and all the other public goods which the private sector has little interest in providing.