CAMPAIGN DAY 3: 39 DAYS TO GO
Today’s media is pretty much saturated with news of the arrest of West Coast Eagles midfielder Ben Cousins, a Brownlow medalist and notorious bad boy. Nevertheless, having been announced on Monday, the Coalition’s tax cut plan – the biggest in Australia’s history – continues to attract its fair share of attention. If the election becomes a fight over this, we will win.
For some time now, there has been a debate about whether or not the Conservative Party should embrace a tax cutting agenda. Of course, the environment is very different here, not least because the Coalition has been in office for over a decade and has consistently delivered tax cuts, so such pledges carry credibility. In any case, to see such a platform embraced by a right of centre party at election time is pleasing for those who believe (as I do) that lowering taxes should be a key aim of parties that believe in freedom, and that such a policy empowers individuals to decide for themselves what to do with their money and how to live their lives.
I’ll definitely be blogging about Labor’s tax policies – when they announce them.