Workers set to be hit by a debt tax and families could lose benefits as the Abbott government struggles to reduce the nation’s deficit
- The Sunday Telegraph
- April 26, 2014
TONY Abbott has refused to rule out tax hikes in his first budget under a new deficit levy to fix Labor’s debt mess.
The Prime Minister today said he would not “squib the challenge” of repairing the budget.
Asked to respond to reports in News Corp Sunday papers today that he was considering a deficit levy Mr Abbott said he would not comment on specific measures but said any changes would be “fair”.
“This was probably the most disastrous government in our history. It’s important the mess be tackled,” he said.
“I do want reassure the people of Australia that we will tackle the fiscal disaster that we inherited. Now we are going to…
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