WTF IS GOING ON with all the new levies???

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  1. SpacePete

    SpacePete Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Just in the past few weeks there has been suggestions for many new or increased levies. Maybe we need them, maybe not, but why the f$ck arent they called what they really are, i.e., great big new taxes.

    * Taxi compensation levy for NSW
    * Emergency sevices levy for NSW
    * Large land/water conservation levy increase for WA pastoralists
    * Geelong levy on CBD businesses to fund $5m in advertising
    * New levy on sweet potatoes (1% of sale price)
    * Western Sydney light rail levy
    * Border clearance levy for people entering New Zealand
    * Suggestions on doubling the Medicare levy
    * Proposed development levy on new homes in SA

    Maybe more, I gave up looking.
     
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    But hey, look on the bright side, there are no new taxes!
     
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    mmm....shiney! Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Making our future safer and more environmentally sustainable! :lol:
     
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    The country is broke, like every other country. Politicians need to sure up funds for their pensions ;)
     
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    Austerity by stealth.
     
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    willrocks Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Except the 50% increase in GST.
     
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    mmm....shiney! Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    We should all do our bit to help those who can't help themselves, and in the case of politicians, crony capitalists and union officials - help those who help themselves.
     
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    *Dairy levy.
     
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    *primary industry levies
     
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    *Vegetable Levy
     
  11. SilverDJ

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    I still see 10% + a lot of hot air.
     
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    You cannot make a Liberal say NEW TAXES so it has to be called a levy instead.
     
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    Just wait and see what the follow on impact will be from COP21, levies..... you ain't seen levies like the ones still coming
     
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    How would you feel owning a taxi licence after paying your "protection racket" money to the Govt. and then they let Uber drivers in?
     
  15. SpacePete

    SpacePete Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    They feel entitled it seems. Entitled to compemsation. Entitled to not bear the cost of their actions, of years of bad service that left the market ripe for a competitor.
     
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    Aww the amount of times I've been ripped off by a taxi driver. I'm happy to see this happen. The taxi industry thought they could do whatever they wanted and no one would do anything. Times are changing it seems.
     
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    Are we still paying the 10 cent levy on milk that JWH brought in for the dairy industry reconstruction scheme? :)

    Regards Errol 43
     
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    Same as you'd feel when you paid thousands of dollars for a working visa and then the government let all the queue jumpers in.
     
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    Chestnuts will also have a 1% levy from next year to pay for liability from the chestnut blight response.

    A 1% sweet potato levy will be added at the beginning of next year as requested by the Australian Sweetpotato Growers' Association as part of a marketing push for the vegetable.

    The orange ones taste pretty good too, but only baked with a chook on Sunday night. :D (They taste a bit like a cross between jap Pumpkin and Carrot)

    And...they are good for you.

    Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes may be one of nature's unsurpassed sources of beta-carotene. Several recent studies have shown the superior ability of sweet potatoes to raise our blood levels of vitamin A.

    http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=64

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_potato
     
  20. mmm....shiney!

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    Sweet potatoes are an excellent crop for poor soils
     

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