TAG: - with Mark KennyBy Peter Martin and Richard WillinghamTuesday’s budget will include a offer to end the impasse over the East West Link that has seen $1.5 billion left in limbo.The Age has learned that the offer is one of the few big infrastructure commitments in a budget whose three big themes will be families, taxation and jobs.
Articles from Peter Martin
The biggest economic challenge facing Australia in 40 years' time will be a shortage of workers. The finances aren't nearly as challenging.It's true that we will probably have to pay more of our income in tax, but we'll earn a lot more. Adjusted for inflation we'll earn will earn three times as much as we do today. We'll be able to find whatever extra tax is needed.What we won't be able to find - as easily - is more workers.