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After the Tax Revolt: Why Medicare matters more to middle Australia than lower taxes

Breusch, Trevor; Wilson, Shaun


The Australian Survey of Social Attitudes 2003 gives new insights into the public's increasing preference for more social spending and their willingness to pay more taxes to fund services. This paper profiles the new electorate and discusses factors driving this trend in public opinion. Multivariate analysis allows us to identify the key demographic, political and policy variables that predict support for spending. All the usual factors matter: being older and more educated, and identifying as...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Social Issues


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