Ben Eltham | This Government Needs Disaster Relief

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There’s only one entity that can foot the bill for flood rebuilding – and that’s the state. So why is the ALP struggling to argue for vital government spending, asks Ben Eltham.

Ben finds that the flood levy debate shows, yet again, the poverty of politics-as-usual. If the Government is to deliver on its ambitious agenda this year, it needs to stop conceding the big picture arguments before they’re even debated.

Read Ben Eltham’s piece in New Matilda here.

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