Labor will stick to top tax rate of 49pc

Original article by Phillip Coorey
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 6 : 17-May-18

Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen has used a National Press Club speech to reiterate that a Labor government would reinstate the temporary budget repair levy. Bowen argued that the two per cent levy on incomes of more than $A180,000 is justified as the Budget is still in deficit. He added that Labor would retain the levy until the Budget is sustainably in surplus, and nominated one per cent of GDP as a likely figure. Bowen also gave indications that Labor will support the second stage of the May 2018 Budget’s income tax package.


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