Treasurer Joe Hockey has failed to rule out introducing, by stealth, the government’s highly unpopular and controversial new taxes on GP visits, pathology tests and imaging.
Fran Kelly: Are you planning to do that, to introduce it without legislation?
Hockey: I am not speculating on what the outcome is.
ABC Radio National 13 November 2014
Member for Griffith Terri Butler said this latest development showed the Abbott government’s arrogance, and the contempt it had for parliamentary process.Read more
From today, Australians will pay more for petrol, after the Abbott Government’s petrol tax ambush.
And there are more increases to come, on 1 February and 1 August next year.
The indexation of the petrol tax to CPI by the Abbott Government means Australians will pay around $19 billion more for petrol over the next decade.Read more