AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS RELEASE DATED 28 MARCH 2013: POPULATION AND HOUSING
It’s not about class warfare, folks (although there’s a bit of that, too). Australia’s locational living differentials are explained by the BIG rent-seekers (the 1%) capturing OUR land and resource rent unto themselves and clotting together to retain it. The tax regime has rigged the distributional system to assist them.
The only difference between Africa and Australia is that the rentiers haven’t worried too much about covering the scene of the crime in Africa. Their techniques are a little more sophisticated here in Oz.
You say we need more funds to tackle poverty, homelessness, health, the environment, education and infrastructure? I say instituting the Henry Tax Review is a BIG step towards solving those problems.