February 3, 2023


Quality news, views and analysis of issues that affect and inform us in the Douglas Shire.


❝To improve government performance you need more revenue which means a fairer, more efficient tax system….Resources, carbon emissions, and consumption should be taxed more. The concessions should be revised on superannuation, negative gearing, capital gains, dividend imputation and fossil fuels. Property taxes should move to annual land taxes to replace stamp duty and transport tax should move from fuel and registration to road use (when, where and how far you travel). Payroll tax should be axed, replaced by higher taxes elsewhere…❞

“People in private health might think they are being virtuously self-reliant. But their private system is being propped up with public money. Moreover, come the crunch, anyone with serious traumatic injury or serious chronic conditions uses the public system.”