Is the Government out to drive us mad?
The Coalition must stop taxing us to the hilt and focus on supporting start-ups, says Constance Harris
Published 12/06/2011 | 05:00
A country man once advised me the only way you can find out things is to walk around.
Walk around and you see the true cost of the banking failure and the oppressive impact of the bailout in not only the ghost estates, the packed social welfare offices, the emptying motorways, the abandoned car dealerships, but in the terrifying spread of closing retail businesses in our towns and on our city streets.
In my village of more than 40 businesses we have seen 12 enterprises close in the last six months alone.