ATA says ‘no’ to new aged care levy

The Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance, the nation’s largest grassroots advocacy group representing taxpayers, strongly opposes all new health levys. In response to a review of aged care, the Australian government is discussing taxing Australians more to fix issues in the aged care system.

“We can’t fix abuse in aged care by simply throwing more money at the problem,” said ATA Policy Director, Emilie Dye. “The only solution is more family oversight, not government oversight.”

“We shouldn’t thrust our elderly onto the government and expect the taxpayer to take care of them. Too many Australians abdicate responsibility to the government, and a new levy will only make them even more complacent.”

“The last thing aged care needs is more government intervention. More bureaucracy doesn’t make for better care. These new and expensive policies will put further strain on aged care workers without helping our vulnerable elderly.”

“We already have 125 separate taxes in Australia. The last thing we need is a new levy. Any lack of funding in aged care could easily be solved by cutting government waste. If the government wants to make sure Australians have what they need in their old age, politicians need to stop taxing us so much while we are young.”

“Australians of all ages are struggling right now as a result of lockdowns. Many have lost their jobs, their businesses, and their livelihoods. A new tax would threaten to further sink our economy and leave everyone worse off.”

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