Implementing a land tax would alter the ‘entire structure of our democracy’ | Sky News Australia

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Sky News host Rowan Dean says if the New South Wales government brings in a land tax on primary residences it will change “the entire structure of how our democracy, our property-owning democracy works”.

Sky News host Rowan Dean says if the New South Wales government brings in a land tax on primary residences it will change “the entire structure of how our democracy, our property-owning democracy works”.

Sky News host Rowan Dean says if the New South Wales government brings in a land tax on primary residences it will change “the entire structure of how our democracy, our property-owning democracy works”.\n\nNSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Treasurer Dominic Perrottet have announced the state-based taxes of payroll tax and stamp duty will be removed which will relieve the financial burden on many in the state.\n\nHowever, Mr Dean said although this announcement was “terrific” something has to replace stamp duty and there are only two ways to reform the tax system, either through raising the GST or implementing a land tax.\n\nHe told Sky News host Paul Murray, the premier and treasurer need to “level with us” and admit they’re considering a land tax to replace stamp duty.\n\n“Are you planning a land tax, because if so, you need to take that to the electorate”.\n\nA land tax would mean “you never ever own your house, the state always has a finger in your pocket,” he said.\n\nImage: News Corp Australia

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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Treasurer Dominic Perrottet have announced the state-based taxes of payroll tax and stamp duty will be removed which will relieve the financial burden on many in the state.However, Mr Dean said although this announcement was “terrific” something has to replace stamp duty and there are only two ways to reform the tax system, either through raising the GST or implementing a land tax.The 53-year-old from Moonee Ponds was arrested on Saturday night after an incident outside a home in St Kilda about 9:00pm.He told Sky News host Paul Murray, the premier and treasurer need to “level with us” and admit they’re considering a land tax to replace stamp duty.Both doctors who Mr Johnson credits with saving his life during a battle with coronavirus were named Nicholas.“Are you planning a land tax, because if so, you need to take that to the electorate”.He is due to face court again on May 11.A land tax would mean “you never ever own your house, the state always has a finger in your pocket,” he said.

Image: News Corp Australia Favourite.Mr Laidley played for North Melbourne between 1993 and 1997, and was the club's coach from 2003 to 2009.

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We already pay local land tax, we are top heavy with Gov departments trim them back and save millions, we need efficient management not more taxes on the struggling public.

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