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While all governments must share the responsibility to find more efficient and sustainable ways to fund services into the future, the principle of equity irrespective of location means that our national government cannot vacate the space.
Our determination to eliminate poverty and reduce levels of inequality is not only the hallmark of a caring and humane society, our future prosperity depends on it. Yet the trend has been in the opposite direction over the past two decades, at the very same time as our nation has become wealthier through an unprecedented period of economic growth.