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Tax changes rely on a narrow definition of aspiration

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The tax cuts pass the Senate, and the Morrison government’s work here – at least as promised in the election campaign – appears to be done, a mere few weeks into its life.

Job done: Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Minister for Finance Mathias Cormann leave the press conference held after passing the government's tax cuts.Credit:Alex Ellinghausen

“Tax cuts” is a bit of a misnomer – or is that a mis-speak? As this masthead has pointed out elsewhere, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has succeeded in flattening the tax scales, a long-held ambition of the right: way back in 2004 the Centre for Independent Studies urged the newly re-elected Howard government to use its........

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