Moreton MHR Graham Perrett claims an increase in expenditure on health and education is actually a decrease.
Number of patients stable with population, but on average receiving 30% more services, but the benefit per patient has increased 72%. Over the same period inflation increased 30%.
And the story isn’t about regulation or deregulation. It is more nuanced. It is about appropriate regulation.
The Australian Institute for Progress today blasted calls for a “farmers’ bank”, saying the notion of taxpayers propping up failing rural businesses had been tried and had failed in the recent past. The Queensland-based policy think tank urged the Palaszczuk government to reject calls by Katter’s Australia Party to establish a Rural Reconstruction Board to take over debts of struggling farmers.
It makes all the basic mistakes. It assumes we are not an innovative economy, innovation consists in advances in science and technology alone, and is something out there.
Drawing moral lessons from sharks.
The Australian Institute for Progress was happy to support this open letter to the Director of the World Intellectual Property Organisation from the Property Rights Alliance. Properly constructed property rights are a cornerstone to social, cultural and commercial advancement.
The 2015 Queensland Budget essentially ignores the real issues in Queensland, or tries to make them vanish through creative accounting.
State governments are constrained by an inability to raise taxes or debt while facing massive population growth. To afford the infrastructure they need the tax system needs to be arranged so there is a return to the state from increased efficiencies.
Using superannuation for a house deposit, as Joe Hockey suggested, would give more of us certainty in retirement.