WE need to review our taxation policy to help fund our infrastructure and open up the north of Australia for food production.
To do all this we need to consider a wealth tax and eliminate tax havens. To help keep house prices down we need to scrap negative gearing.
A lot of petty crime would be prevented by a fairer distribution of wealth; a more equitable wage system, no overtime, a higher part-time rate to make it more attractive to employ full-time.
Provided our deficit is not excessive, continual talk about a surplus is only a scare tactic and is nonsense. I believe if we economise to the extent suggested, we risk a recession and possibly a depression.
We should be processing refugees on shore and absorbing them into our population.
To support export of manufactured goods, we need a larger home market which means a larger population.
The refugees would make good hard working citizens.
Why are we so special? How do we think the US became so powerful; by letting in refugees from Europe to build their population.
John McLennan, Charlestown