Why is this important?
Malcolm Turnbull's tax cuts will only entrench economic inequality and right now Labor is complicit. Every time Labor and Liberal join in this macho, “my tax cut is bigger than yours” bribe-fest, another piece of the welfare state dies.
Instead of voting with the Liberals, they need to vote with us to stop this handout to millionaires.
This isn’t about building a better society – it’s about maintaining the status quo. It’s not about wielding power to improve the system – it’s using power to perpetuate and solidify everything that’s wrong with it.
The old parties like to parade out tax cuts whenever an election is on the horizon. But tax cuts are hospital cuts. They’re cuts to schools, science, welfare and pensioners.
Wages are flat-lining. Inequality is at record highs. Penalty rates have been cut. Almost 20% of young people are underemployed. Centrelink is chronically underfunded. Schools and hospitals are bursting at the seams. Seeing a doctor is becoming harder and more expensive – it goes on and on.
The Greens are fighting to protect Australia’s progressive taxation system. Eroding the tax system leads us down the path of Trump’s America. Join our fight.