Green with envy

Robert Carling pretends to read the minds of the millions of Green voters in asserting that they did not know the economic policies they were supporting (“Tax policy devised by party that is green with envy”, The Australian, September 3).

It is equally possible that they fully support tax reforms with a goal of fairness, rather than the ideological propertarianism fashionable at the Centre for Independent Studies. To describe this as “envy” is ad hominem and does not address the tax facts.

Australia remains one of the lowest income-taxing countries on Earth, and our company tax rate is well below that in the United States, Japan, Germany, France and Canada. The Greens’ modest tax proposals would not change this.

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