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Do Australians pay too much income tax? 6 charts on how we rank against the rest of the world

By Peter Whiteford, Professor, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University
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Australians pay too much income tax – or so some argue.

The Australian Financial Review’s economics editor, John Kehoe, for example, has noted:

Australians are paying more personal income tax as a share of government revenue than any other advanced economy, except for the high-taxing Scandinavian welfare state of Denmark.

And the day after the federal election, the AFR editorialised:


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