Australian govt cautioned over broadband tax laws

ACCAN warns that the government's proposed broadband tax could hit low income earners.

By Leon Spencer
May 15, 2017

"However, by funding the service through other methods, for example direct budget funding which sources money from those with a greater ability to pay, could better ensure that all income groups would not face financial barriers accessing services," it said.

The Federal Government wrapped up its industry consultation on the draft legislation in early February, but is yet to release the results of the consultation process. The laws are expected to be debated in Parliament by mid-year.

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