Battle begins for voters’ hip pockets

The Australian | Saturday 13 April 2019


Bill Shorten’s high-taxing manifesto has come under attack over concerns that Labor will deny ­investment opportunities for struggling parents and impose tough new penalties on small business owners over their tax affairs, as the election fight erupts into a battle over the hip pockets of working Australians.

The first official day of the election campaign centred on the competing tax agendas of the major parties, with real estate agents, accountants and business groups hitting back over Labor’s policies, which the Opposition Leader claims are aimed at the top end of town.