Executive Director Emma Dawson appeared on Sky News’ Politics HQ make the pitch for our position on the Coalition tax plan: pass stages 1 and 2 now but do NOT pass stage 3.
She argued stages 1 and 2 will return money to low and middle income earners, and must be passed now, and implemented immediately, to stimulate our stagnant economy.
Stage 3 will gift billions in tax cuts to the richest Australians that could be spent on essential services for the rest of us. It’s a measure that will massively exacerbate inequality and insecurity in this country.
We urge the Opposition and the Senate cross bench to amend the bill to remove Stage 3 and pass Stages 1 and 2 now, referring Stage 3 to a Senate Committee Inquiry to determine its impact on income inequality and on revenue to fund essential services.