Tuesday 23 May 2017

Brendan Keenan: We are hamstrung by idiotic election pledge on tax rates

COULD next year be the one that makes or breaks the Coalition -- and with it, perhaps, the country?

You may say, with some justification, that the country is broke already, but there are still two paths that events may take.

One is further adjustment to the core public finances, to the point where stronger economic growth and an agreed re-structuring of government debt do the bulk of the work in restoring stability to the general public finances.

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