Government makes case for tax hikes as commission comes out for cutting | World news |

Government makes case for tax hikes as commission comes out for cutting | World news |
Mathias Cormann said the government was considering temporary measures until structural savings could kick in. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP

The Abbott government has begun the public sales pitch for a temporary personal income tax increase, arguing it is the only way for higher income earners to share the “immediate” budget pain while longer term “structural” savings take effect.

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