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My last post consisted of the sort of Sisyphean snark about The Australian that I’d like to cut back on, but can’t resist writing. I was a little taken aback that the same paper that labelled a modest trim to family payments for high-income households as ‘class warfare’  would unashamedly lament that “the old principle that welfare should exist only for those who genuinely need it appears no longer to hold.”

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Warning: this is a non-technical, but fairly wonky post about tax

Will there be wailing and gnashing of teeth on Sunday? There will if the Coalition’s voluminous prognostications about the carbon price package are correct. There will also be a reduction in the effective tax rates faced by low-income earners, but that doesn’t fit so easily into a glib slogan.

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This is quite possibly my wonkiest post ever. If your eyes glaze over at the mere mention of the tax system, you might want to look away now. 

In my view, the PM can rightly assert that the carbon price package will promote workforce participation in a modest but important way.

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