B Guy, Lismore
The spin by both the National Party and the Liberal Party in very expensive adverts, in all types of media, about how wonderful the Coalition has been, and will be, is being paid for by Treasury; in other words, by you.
This spin applies to both the state and federal elections. Expect an increasing bombardment between now and the May election, all at an enormous cost to taxpayers.
The prime minister is cunningly allowing money from Treasury to pay for what are clearly campaign ads.
Other political parties can’t compete. It is yet another convention broken by the coalition. So much for a ‘Fair Go for All’.
Oh, and the biggest tax increase we ever had in one go was the 10 per cent punched on us by John Howard. This extra 10 per cent isn’t a wonderful addition to the power bills, insurance, rates and registrations… and on it goes.