I wrote a new ACTU discussion paper that might be of some interest.

The paper addresses some common misconceptions about our tax system and Australians’ attitudes to taxation. Here’s a key chart, showing that Australian governments spend and tax less, as a proportion of national income, than the governments of almost all other developed countries [fn1]:

Reminder: this blog represents my own personal views, etc. etc. 

[fn1] This is an updated version of a similar chart that was included in the Henry Review report.