A report published by the Parliamentary Budget Office that highlights more than 1.8 million Australians will pay higher taxes by virtue of bracket creep is a matter of concern. The analysis further shows that a return to surplus is, at present, largely predicated on the additional taxation revenue from bracket creep.
The Government’s release of the Final Budget Outcome from the 2016-17 Financial Year is welcome and demonstrates that there are green-shoots in the economy. I'm pleased the Government has made further inroads in dealing with the deficit disaster but clearly more needs to be done.
Over the weekend, the Australian Financial Review claimed:
Confirmation published in the media today that same-sex marriage laws would not provide safeguards for business owners who refuse to provide services to gay weddings unless they can prove a link to a religious body are concerning.
I am disappointed that over the last 48 hours, we have seen again the disappointing double standard in the marriage debate from the self-appointed media elite.