Malcolm Turnbull’s indulgence of negative gearing out of kilter with stinginess on childcare

Latest News | May 03, 2016

Have we seriously become the kind of country that is willing to pay for a $300 a week tax deduction to help a one-year-old baby own a property but we are not willing to stump up anything like that sort of money to allow kids to have high-quality childcare?

You would think that a nation that aims for an agile adaptive economy would preference investing in education from an early age over enhancing the bank balances of those who are already well off enough to be able to buy more than one property.

Sadly, that is not the case.

Read more: Brisbane Times