Voters willing to endure higher taxes if it means better health services, report finds

April 29, 2016

29 April 2016

David Hetherington talks to Alison Carabine on Radio National Breakfast about the Per Capita Tax Survey 2016.
The Survey results show the public doesn’t buy the government’s argument that we have a spending not a revenue problem. People recognise that if you want high quality public services they have to be paid for, and the results show a willingness to pay, particularly for health and education.
However, people see the system as unfair, favouring the wealthy and large corporations. Corporate tax avoidance severely effects the integrity and the fairness of the system. There are also strong reactions to the loop hols available to high-income earners. If we need more revenue, this is where the burden should fall.