Cost of living pressures have been rising steadily for significant numbers of South Australian households over recent years, with financial counsellors from Uniting Communities now seeing clients who are spending more than 60% of their disposable income on housing plus utility costs alone. These costs of living pressures are well documented and are significant.
There are many households who are simply unable to afford further taxes and so the incidence of State taxation is of critical importance. The adequacy of the State Tax Base is also crucial to provide basic services, particularly health, education, policing and safety services that benefit all members of the South Australian community.
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