23 May 2014
Letter to the Editor
The Southern Courier
Tony Abbott and Joe Hockey are forcing the States to accept an $80 billion cut in Commonwealth funding over the next decade. But it’s all about ideology rather than actual need.
These savings aren’t needed because the carbon tax (based on last year’s figures) could raise the Commonwealth up to $66 billion over the same time period if the PM did not remove it. And the much disparaged mining tax could bring in another $11 billion if also kept.
But for ideological reasons Abbott and Hockey will spurn these funding sources in favour of clawing the money out of the states instead.
Funding cuts to POW and our local schools will fund Tony Abbott’s stubborn march towards small government, unaccountable mining and climate change denial.
Randwick Greens Councillor Murray Matson