4 ways Abbott will hurt vulnerable Australians

One reason for my opposition to the conservative side of politics here in Australia is that in my view they not only seek to oppose the downward redistribution of income via progressive taxation, they in fact encourage regressive taxation. The Shop and Distributive Union’s Joe de Bruyn has put out a very concise and convincing piece on this issue, which can be found here. He lists plans to reintroduce a tax on low income super contributions, to undermine penalty rates, to reverse the near tripling of the tax free threshold to $18000, and plans to abolish the school kids bonus. Perhaps if these 4 policies received greater publicity, low and middle income voters would think twice about supporting a party which really only cares for the residents of Toorak and the North Shore.

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