Andrew Barr has been catching bouquets for his tax reform process (as near as I can tell it can be summed up with a sensible “eat the rich”) so it’s only fair he get asked some questions about what he’s trying to achieve here:
Andrew Barr today refused to explain the long-term impacts of his own tax reform, according to ACT Shadow Treasurer Brendan Smyth. Mr Smyth said the Treasurer’s refusal to explain the end outcome of his 20 year plan is disgraceful.
“Today, Treasury officials could not even explain how high rates would be in three or four year’s time under this reform,” Mr Smyth said.
“To implement a 20 year reform and not explain the final impact is secretive at best and negligent at worst.
“This is a reform which is already slugging homeowners with a 10 per cent rate rise, and Canberrans deserve to know how they will be 20 years down the track.
At a guess I’d say they know but don’t much want to tell.