ABC The Drum budget special | 14 May 2013

John Baron, Miriam and John Hewson on The Drum, 14 May 2013Miriam Lyons, panellist…

CPD’s Executive Director Miriam joined former Liberal leader Dr John Hewson and economic commentators to discuss what has been touted as Wayne Swan’s final budget.

The Treasurer Wayne Swan has delivered his sixth budget. It’s short on sweeteners but long on vision for signature policies like disability care and education funding. So how will the Australian people react?

Miriam commented on the treasurer’s reluctance to increase taxation saying that it is, “time to face up to the need to pay more tax, to deliver on Labor’s values”.