Wednesday, 3 February 2016
Questions without Notice
What this government contemplates as part of a broader debate is: how can we reduce the burden on Australians who are working and saving and investing, because the taxes on their earnings are getting higher and higher? Those opposite have no thought of empathy or compassion for those who are working more every day and have to pay higher taxes; no empathy whatsoever for small businesses who are working harder every day and are getting no relief in the tax system for their extra effort. On this side of the House we know that that is a priority, but you have to be able to pay for it. These are the decisions that governments have to make, and we are going through a very open process, we are consulting and we are trying to ensure that we have a growth-friendly tax system that supports jobs and supports growth.