I’ve written a new piece for Guardian Australia. I argue that if we’re really concerned about “middle-class welfare”, we should look closely at some of the tax concessions and exemptions that favour high-income people. Please read it!
I delivered a short presentation recently at an event organised by Victorian Progress on the topic ‘Middle class welfare: What’s all the fuss about’. I spoke alongside David Hetherington of Per Capita and John Roskam of the IPA, and we were introduced by John Brumby. I don’t think it was recorded, and I didn’t read my remarks, but I thought I’d try and summarise my key points here, along with the slides I used on the night.