In a similar manner to that of The Australian Tax Office (ATO) which recently added a new feature to your tax return which breaks down where an individuals taxes go in a handy graph, showing exactly how many of their dollars support different facets of federal public spending: economic aid, housing, education including breaking down welfare payments
Why the contribution is important
Because a more transparent approach can lead to more informed commentary which may (or may not) dispel existing perceptions of welfare dependency and or other divisive commentary.
It will also allow individuals to more accurantely compare data year on year giving a wider picture of government performance than just electioneering and the promises that go with that. It in effect creates a measurement for government performance.
by Donna_Kirk on April 21, 2021 at 03:53PM