All else has been tried and failed many times over and finally we have arrived at the situation in Queensland/Australia where the one remaining option must be put into practice. In the face of continuing funding cutbacks from the federal government, we have seen electricity, vehicle registration, rates and rents and many other charges rise.
The only item still remaining is to tax the wealthy, those who can actually well afford to pay more. Those who have no problem constantly globetrotting, driving their luxury cars and dodging income tax to the detriment of the rest of us.
The State governments have been left without a choice if services to ordinary people are to continue. We already have 13 percent or 3 million Australians living ‘below’ the poverty line in order to keep these pampered parasites in the lifestyles to which they have become accustomed, it seems it is now or never. Is there a government in Australia that is prepared to prioritize people?