Labor’s mining tax super con

Linking the super change with the minerals resource rent tax as the legislation wound its way through the parliament was too clever by half.

Richard Farmer

Crikey political commentator

The super con. For months now the Labor Government has been linking increased superannuation with its mining taxation changes as if the ordinary workers were going to get a benefit from the slugging of the miners.

Now that the mining legislation is through the parliament the truth is beginning to be told. That rise in contributions from 9% to 12% will have to come, Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten now openly concedes, from workers deferring part of their annual pay rises for the next seven years.

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2 thoughts on “Labor’s mining tax super con

  1. Phen

    “dont give them too much power” is almost exactly the same as WA Labor’s unsuccessful “Don’t give the Liberals a blank cheque” campaign against Richard Court in the late nineties.

  2. Richard Farmer

    Thanks for that. Your memory is better than mine.

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