Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Labor has unveiled its $11.2 billion tax policy. The package will `ease the squeeze` on families, according to Labor Leader Mark Latham, and includes an overhaul of family payments, a form of income splitting to reduce the overall tax paid by working families, higher cigarette taxes and an $8 a week tax cut for low income earners. The package has prompted a wide range of reaction from all quarters...
Tinkering with a clapped-out tax system
Australian Financial Review, 07/09/2004, Peter Ruehl
An opinion piece in which Peter Ruehl says that so many claims have been made in the Federal election campaign thus far, that `the whole thing is starting to sound like a coke-out Sydney real-estate auction`.
Latham reverts to crazy...
Age, 08/09/2004, Ms Grattan says Mark Latham has resorted to `crazy brave` to sell the package.
Latham wheels his ladder out:..
Age, 08/09/2004, Front Pager, Michael Gordon says Mr Latham has delivered on his promise to bring tax relief but has `failed his first big test as a salesman.`
Czech Out the comprehensive responses at Poll Vault....

The question now is whether the Government will gazump Labor on tax as it did on Medicare

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Sleepless in Sydney, Antony is doing all the hard labour for us all. He invades just about every corner of the electoral world Down Under; Up Over. It is rare that a Mexican gives a generous plug to opinions online or otherwise to northerners. To boot, Graham Young, a brillioant man, especially after a glass of wine. (smile)
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