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Ben Spies Butcher

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25 Mar 2009

As Australia enters recession and the Budget enters deficit, one of the least effective and most unfair forms of government spending has increased dramatically. Tax expenditures (in the form of tax breaks on superannuation, the private health insurance and childcare rebates, housing concessions etc) are...

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1 Apr 2008

A new Labor government, fresh from winning an historic election on the basis of defending collective bargaining, identifies the core concerns of working families – job security, petrol prices, grocery prices, and housing affordability. Then it announces a new welfare payment where those earning over...

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